PSD106HS5.3 - Stakeholder participation in hydrology
|Convener: Tobias Krueger | Co-Conveners: Andrea Castelletti , Gemma Carr|
/ Tue, 05 Apr, 14:30–15:15 / Room 35
The past two decades saw an increase in the involvement of stakeholders (here anyone with an interest in the issues at stake) in hydrological research and the management of water resources, and indeed increasing requirements for stakeholder engagement as part of research grants, as well as background for programs, plans and policies. Strong arguments can be made for stakeholder participation, including: broadening of the knowledge base, more transparent and democratic decision making, greater acceptance of decisions, and enhanced social learning and responsibility. However, evidence of fulfilment of these claims is rare – and may just be emerging from what still is a relatively young endeavour in hydrology. With this session, we want to map the various ways stakeholder engagement has been taking place and capture the experience of researchers as it is emerging.
Here, we will give all authors of HS5.3 one minute to develop one of their key arguments to kick off general discussions. Afterwards we will move to the oral programme of the session in room 39 and the posters after that.