Articles | Volume 26, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1357–1370, 2022

Special issue: Contributions of transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1357–1370, 2022

Research article 11 Mar 2022

Research article | 11 Mar 2022

A review of the applicability of the motivations and abilities (MOTA) framework for assessing the implementation success of water resources management plans and policies

John Conallin et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-545', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nathan Ning, 08 Dec 2021
      • RC3: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Dec 2021
        • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Nathan Ning, 06 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-545', Md. Shibly Sadik, 07 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nathan Ning, 22 Dec 2021
      • RC4: 'Reply on AC2', Md. Shibly Sadik, 22 Dec 2021
        • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', Nathan Ning, 06 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (17 Jan 2022) by Sharlene L. Gomes
AR by Nathan Ning on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Feb 2022) by Sharlene L. Gomes
Short summary
Implementation failure is well known to be a major barrier to the success of water resource plans and policies. The motivations and abilities (MOTA) approach attempts to address this barrier, by providing a multi-stakeholder, multilevel tool to assess triggers, motivations and abilities supporting the implementation feasibility of plans. We review existing MOTA applications in various water management contexts and propose several complementary add-in applications to complement the approach.