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dc.creator Jager, Nicholas W. es
dc.creator Challies, Edward es
dc.creator Kochskämper, Elisa es
dc.creator Newig, Jens es
dc.creator Benson, David es
dc.creator Blackstock, Kirsty es
dc.creator Hernández Mora, Nuria es
dc.creator Korff, Yorck von es
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-28T11:25:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-28T11:25:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Jager, N.W., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., Newig, J., Benson, D., Blackstock, K.,...,Korff, Y.v. (2016). Transforming European Water Governance? Participation and River Basin Management under the EU Water Framework Directive in 13 Member States. Water, 8 (4)
dc.identifier.issn 2073-4441 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11441/46258
dc.description.abstract The European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires EU member states to produce and implement river basin management plans, which are to be designed and updated via participatory processes that inform, consult with, and actively involve all interested stakeholders. The assumption of the European Commission is that stakeholder participation, and institutional adaptation and procedural innovation to facilitate it, are essential to the effectiveness of river basin planning and, ultimately, the environmental impact of the Directive. We analyzed official documents and the WFD literature to compare implementation of the Directive in EU member states in the initial WFD planning phase (2000–2009). Examining the development of participatory approaches to river basin management planning, we consider the extent of transformation in EU water governance over the period. Employing a mixed quantitative and qualitative approach, we map the implementation “trajectories” of 13 member states, and then provide a detailed examination of shifts in river basin planning and participation in four member states (Germany, Sweden, Poland and France) to illustrate the diversity of institutional approaches observed. We identify a general tendency towards increased, yet circumscribed, stakeholder participation in river basin management in the member states examined, alongside clear continuities in terms of their respective pre-WFD institutional and procedural arrangements. Overall, the WFD has driven a highly uneven shift to river basin-level planning among the member states, and instigated a range of efforts to institutionalize stakeholder involvement—often through the establishment of advisory groups to bring organized stakeholders into the planning process. es
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dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) es
dc.relation.ispartof Water, 8 (4)
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject River basin management es
dc.subject Participation es
dc.subject Stakeholder engagement es
dc.subject Integrated water resources management es
dc.subject Institutional adaptation es
dc.subject Mandated participatory planning es
dc.title Transforming European Water Governance? Participation and River Basin Management under the EU Water Framework Directive in 13 Member States es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es
dc.contributor.affiliation Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Geografía Humana es
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/8/4/156 es
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/w8040156 es
idus.format.extent 22 p. es
dc.journaltitle Water es
dc.publication.volumen 8 es
dc.publication.issue 4 es
dc.identifier.idus https://idus.us.es/xmlui/handle/11441/46258
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