Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Information & Consultation Services
- Offer useful information and consultation services for sustainable TW management for countries
- Engineering and technical advising
- Environmental consultation
- “Opening” information
- Encouraging the sharing of information
- Facilitating “informed” water management
- COLLECTING INFORMATION
- ORGANIZING INFORMATION
- CONNECTING INFORMATION
Education & Research
Legislations & Governance
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The group has planned to prepare an organizational structure,after the group members have studied different institutions(almost completed).This structure would help while contacting the representatives of the stakeholders,the very next activity.
A format for observing the institutions,
1.Main activities of the institution
2.Members and key partners
3.Geographical coverage and network
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This paper was given at the beginning of the course and it could work as a straight guideline to our project plan. There are lots of similarities.
- Interesting paper on how something (in sustainable development field) is turned into an everyday policy. Could this give us ideas, how transboundary water areas are already researched but not yet transferred into policy and practice?
- Need to find linkages between research, policy and practice, and to develop simple tools for (in our case) policy-makers to promote transboundary water areas’ development.
- Success needs certain attributes/factors:
o People’s needs? Cooperative atmosphere? People centered approaches? Industry centered approaches? Many angles must be covered.
o Different stakeholders should cooperate (also in planning a centre; researchers, politicians, implementers, experts…)
o Continuous communication, information
o Necessary and sufficient conditions: time, money… what else?
- For example: what is the influence of research in creating a policy and practice? Or are there already known changes in policy, which are driving towards setting up the transboundary water centre? How would the UN Convention fit into this: isn’t it already an initiation for such TW policy?
- Key interactions
Concluding from that above, we could still think about (for TWC of course):
- Basic idea, “VISION”
- Commitment, policy, “MISSION”
- Then cover:
- Background material
- Key interactions
- Analyze the interactions
Then, some additional questions to be answered:
- When did transboundary water issues become apparent?
- When were the first (political) definitions or actions? By who?
In the Solesbury's paper is mentioned for example The Brutland Commission report (1987), which stated the framework for sustainable development. These key factors could be taken for guidelines always, when working with transboundary water issues in those areas and with the local communities. I mean, that these could give a guideline for TWC, what kind of actions and services they have to have, at least on second hand if not right under their organization:
- a political system
- an economic system
- a social system
- a production system
- a technological system
- an international system
- a flexible administrative system
So, again a lot of theoretical stuff to think about. That kind of studies should be taken into considerations, once we have an development project in a way.