The paper develops ideas about polycentric governance of water resources, supported by a polycentric monitoring landscape, as an alternative to tightly integrated and centralized water management systems.
The full reference is Buytaert, W., Dewulf, A., De Bièvre, B., Clark, J., & Hannah, D. M. (2016). Citizen Science for Water Resources Management: Toward Polycentric Monitoring and Governance? Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 01816002. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000641
The paper can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000641 or downloaded here.