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WaterCoG-Water-Co Governance for Ecosystems (Jan. 2016–Oct. 2021)

This Interreg VB North Sea Project brings together eight partners from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Denmark to improve co-governance in water management.

15 case studies test new approaches for different local areas. All aim to learn about the active inclusion of stakeholders on the ground. The project’s target is to better root and integrate the European environmental guidelines at local level. The project is coordinated by The Rivers Trust.

The German case studies included the support of the Round Table Großenkneten during which stakeholders discussed the pressure of groundwater abstraction on the region. More information on the Round Table can be found here (in German only).

Further, former and recent application processes for groundwater abstraction as initiated by the OOWV were analysed and success factors identified by which a water provider can improve stakeholder cooperation during the process. The results are published in the peer-reviewed open source journal “Water” and can be accessed here. The full Report is also available online. 

INTERESSEN IM FLUSS also contributed to developing the original proposal.

You will find more information on the project’s website.

WaterCoG is an Interreg project funded by the North Sea Programme of the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.


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