2007 - Editorial: IWA Publishing - ISBN:1843391678- Pags 64
Autors de l'ICTA:
Tots els autors':
Giorgos Kallis, Nuno Videira, Paula Antunes and Rui Santos
This Guidance Document is part of the ADVISOR (?Integrated Evaluation for Sustainable River Basin Governance?) research project funded by the European Commission, under the ?Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development? theme of the 5th Framework Research Programme. The aim of ADVISOR is to improve the understanding of evaluation processes as part of river basin planning and management and to provide a framework supported by a toolkit for the conduct of integrated and participatory evaluations. Work Package 1 of the project examined past water project or plan evaluation cases in five EU states and drew insights on the problems of past evaluation practices. Work Package 2 interpreted these past experiences from different analytical angles leading to a theory for an integrated evaluation process, emphasising issues of deliberation, multiple values, quality in the use of information and governance. Work Package 3 moved from theory to practice. Different tools which could contribute to integrated evaluation processes were tested in experimental case applications. These included scenario workshops, mediated modelling supported by a quality assurance protocol, social multi-criteria evaluation, cost-effectiveness analyses and monetary valuation. The present document is part of Work Package 4 of the project, which aimed at transferring the experience and lessons learned during the ADVISOR project to policy makers, contributing especially to the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive. An Integrated Deliberative Decision Process (IDDP) is proposed to be adopted as the platform to achieve integrated evaluations. This document explains and provides a step-by-step guidance on how to design and run such a process. This document is directed to policy makers. Some theoretical reflection however is also provided, where this bears importance to practical implementation. References to theoretical literature have been avoided to a maximum extent to facilitate the ?flow of the text?. However, lists of further reading are provided in the end of each section for those who wish to learn more on the issues discussed or find more details about its implementation.