15 case studies test approaches which are new for the 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.
One core pillar is the practice-oriented and scientifically reasonable evaluation of the case studies. Interessen Im Fluss supports the OOWV in the implementation of its case studies and in the systematic evaluation of all of the project’s case studies.
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. More information will follow.
Interessen Im Fluss contributed also to developing the original proposal.
WaterCoG is an Interreg project funded by the North Sea Programme of the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.