Governing water resources is clearly not a simple challenge with a single answer; successful integrated water resource management requires a detailed understanding of a region’s water and other natural resources, the ability to make trade-offs between competing human and environmental uses for the water, functioning institutions, and a legitimate government that can see the plans to fruition. In Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition, Anthony Turton and his co-editors take a hard look at the elements of governance, examining a “trialogue” model that comprises the set of actors and their interactions required to achieve management goals. While this book does not prove the model’s effectiveness, its investigation will be beneficial to those attempting to flesh out the requirements for good water governance.