Idea: `Value Base Assessment procedure` and the

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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.