HarmoniCOP - Learning together to manage together – Improving participation in water management
This handbook discusses public participation and social learning in river basin management. It has been written for water managers who are responsible for implementing the European Waterframe Work Directive who are responsible for implementing the European Waterframe Work Directive. It contains ideas, approaches and methods for: building up trust among the different stakeholders, developing a common view on the issues at stake, resolving conflicts, arriving at joint solutions that are technically sound and implemented in practice. Encouraging active involvement of all interested parties in River Basin Management as required by the European Waterframe Work Directive. The handbook will be also be of interest to others involved in River Basin Management or in other types of national resource management.