Area co-operations as an instrument of public participation for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive: Networking and social learning

Autor(en): Borowski, I.
Kastens, B.
Ridder, D.
Stichwörter: Germany; Implementation process; Participatory process; Public participation; River basin management plans; Social learning; Water Framework Directives, Water conservation; Water management, Instruments
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Enthalten in: E-Water
This paper summarises the results of an evaluation that was conducted in order to investigate the role and potentials of the participatory process according to the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in Lower Saxony, Northwest Germany. The most important participatory instruments within the implementation process of the WFD in Lower Saxony are the 30 'area co-operations'. As a local and direct form of active involvement, the co-operations were designed as long-term instruments with the aim of contributing to drafting river basin management plans. Focussing on the view of stakeholders involved in the co-operations, the paper analyses the process along different criteria regarding the improvement of networking and social learning within the process of public participation. © EWA 2008.
ISSN: 19948549
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