Defining goals in participatory water management: merging local visions and expert judgements
2011 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 54, no 7, 909-935 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Management by objectives is intrinsic to the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Swedish environmental policy. We describe three approaches to formulating objectives via model-assisted dialogue with local stakeholders, concerning eutrophication in a coastal drainage area in south-eastern Sweden: a WFD eco-centred approach based on “natural state”, Swedish environmental policy reformulated into quantified reduction goals, and a participatory approach based on local stakeholder definitions of desirable environmental status. Despite representativity problems, we conclude that local stakeholder participation in formulating local goals could increase goal functionality and robustness when adapting and implementing national and EU WFD goals at the local level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2011. Vol. 54, no 7, 909-935 p.
participatory water management; management by objectives (MBO); local goal formulation; stakeholder involvement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66213DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2010.541738ISI: 000299201800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66213DiVA: diva2:402546