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Analytical framework for River Basin Management Planning: Waterpraxis WP3, Deliverable D3.1b-final, including guideline annex

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This paper proposes a framework for the analysis of the planning approach, and the processes and procedures, which have been followed in the preparation of the River Basin District Management Plans (RBMPs). Different countries have different policy and planning traditions and -styles. Developed over a range of years, institutional set-up and procedures have been adapted to these. The Water Framework Directive imposes a specific ecosystem oriented management approach, which directs planning to the fulfilment of objectives linked to specific water bodies, and an emphasis on the involvement of stakeholders and citizens. Institutional scholars point out that such an eco-system based approach superimposed on an existing institutional set-up for spatial planning and environmental management may create implementation problems due to institutional misfit (Moss 2004). A need for adaptation of procedures, instutional structures and forms of interaction may likely emerge.

We focus on the institutional contexts within which RBMPs are to be developed and implemented and how they have served to support the planning process or on the contrary which barriers in the institutional set-up that can be identified. In this context we have a special focus on the participatory elements and processes, which have been much emphasised in the Directive and Guidance documents. Moreover, the framework encompasses the content of the resulting plans, asking to which degree and at which level it aims to guide the implementation process and to allocate responsibilities and control.

ForlagEuropean Commission
Antal sider56
StatusUdgivet - 2010

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