NeWater - Experiences with participatory methods
Participatory tools and methods can support participatory processes during different phases (i.e. problem definition, analysis, planning, implementation or monitoring and evaluation) in the project NeWater (www.newater.info). Different participative methods were used to inform research and public policy making throughout the seven case studies. The suitability of a specific method depends on its characteristics - e.g. the expertise and facilities needed, the intensity of interaction that it allows and the level of formality - and on the demands of the process at a given time - e.g. objectives and intended level of participation, background of the stakeholders and the available budget and expertise. Tools and methods should only be used if their possibilities and limitations are well understood and if these match with current requirements and available resources This resource compiles experiences on participatory processes and methods that were set up and applied during NeWater in the different case studies and gives clues in terms of more practical issues (what kind of previous knowledge, time, material etc. is needed) as well as the potential contribution to Adaptive Management (e.g. purpose of the method, potential for interaction and for triggering learning etc.).
Brochure, policy brief, ...:
non Europe›Congo D.R.
non Europe›South Africa
On land›01 - Iberic-Macaronesian region
On land›09 - Central highlands
On land›11 - Hungarian lowlands