Idea: ‘Value Base Assessment procedure’ and the use of Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) in relation to transboundary water management Country: n/a Contact: Filip AGGESTAM, PhD [email protected] Idea description: Applying environmental policies, and its subsequent management, constitutes a significant problem to overcome. It requires the incorporation of expertise from a broad range of disciplines. For the water management policy arena to be successful it has to include not only economic interests but also engage all relevant social and economic cross-sectoral interests. Among other things, this requires new forms and forums to ensure the participation of the broadest possible array of stakeholders for the design of solutions challenging to all interests involved. Proposal: The showcase/presentation would primarily entail the presentation of the ideas and initial findings in regards to a ‘Value Base Assessment procedure’ and the use of Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) in relation to transboundary water management. The purpose of this project would ultimately be to suggest strategies on how to approach problems that different objectives or values/beliefs in any environmental project or management situation might generate. The benefits of being able to tackle such issues prior to them becoming an obstacle are potentially great.