Public participation in water resources management: Stakeholder voices on degree, scale, potential, and methods in future water management
2005 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 34, no 7, 495-500 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The European Water Framework Directive puts strong emphasis on stakeholder and public participation in water management. Several practical questions regarding who should be involved, why, when, and how still remain unanswered. This paper investigates stakeholders' own experiences and views of increased public participation in water management. The article also explores the potential for increasing levels of participation by forming catchment committees with representation from stakeholder groups and through the use of various practical methods for participation. For both these aspects of participation, the views, expectations, and apprehensions of different stakeholder groups involved in nutrient loss management are investigated. Stakeholder opinions were collected by inviting representatives from five stakeholder groups within the Rönneå catchment in southern Sweden to a catchment dialog process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2005. Vol. 34, no 7, 495-500 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72299DOI: 10.1579/0044-7447-34.7.495ISI: 000233522100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72299DiVA: diva2:458965