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Learning Together to Manage Together

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Learning Together to Manage Together

improving participation in water management
I'm a steakholder, too!

The printed edition of the handbook "Learning together to manage together – improving participation in water management" was published in January 2006. Ecologic actively contributed to the development of the handbook, which is one of the main outputs of the European project Harmonising Collaborative Planning (HarmoniCOP).

The HarmoniCOP handbook is the result of an extensive participatory working process involving a multidisciplinary team of scientists, government officials, water managers, and stakeholders of different sectors. The methodology featured in the book is based on the concept of  "social learning" advocating collaboration between the different stakeholders from the earliest moment possible. The target groups of the handbook broadly includes all actors involved in the practical implementation of the WFD, such as decision-makers, administrators, NGOs, water users etc.

The handbook offers practical guidance to the development of participation processes that meet the actual needs of stakeholders and aims to serve as a reference book for the selection of adequate participatory methods. In the context of the handbook, public participation is understood as a continuously ongoing process.

A hardcopy of the handbook can be ordered at:
University of Osnabrück
Institute of Environmental Systems Research
Albrechtstrasse 28
49076 Osnabrueck
Germany


Citation
Cernesson, F. et al. 2005: Learning Together to Manage Together - Improving Participation in Water Management]. Osnabrück: University of Osnabrück, Institute of Environmental Systems Research.
Language
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian
Author(s)
Author(s)
F. Cernesson
J.M. Echavarren
B. Enserink
J. Maestu
P. Maurel
E. Mostert
H. Otter
Mita Patel
Dagmar Ridder
B. Schlussmeier
D. Tabara
T. Taillieu
H.A. Wolters
Year
Published In
2005
ISBN
3-00-016970-9
Dimension
115
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How to start
1.1 Public participation and social learning
1.2 General principles
1.3 Problem Identification
1.4 Stakeholder and context analysis
1.5 Participation strategy
1.6 Choosing methods and tools
1.7 Making a process design
1.8 Reflection phase on process so far

Chapter 2: How to manage
2.1 Ground rules
2.2 How to organise a meeting
2.3 Tips for improving the overall process
2.4 Methods and tools for fostering social learning
2.5 Keeping the momentum
2.6 Information management
2.7 Outreach

Chapter 3: How to improve
3.1 Monitoring and evaluation
3.2 Evaluation Checklist

How the handbook developed
Glossary
Index

Keywords
Water Management, Public Participation, HarmoniCOP, social learning,