Citizen engagement for water

On 29 October 2014, GWP Central and Eastern Europe is realeasing a new video at the European River Restoration Conference 2014 to trigger a debate on public participation in water management.

The video emphasises that water is a resource that needs to be used wisely, and that problems need to be solved together, through Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM).

The purpose of public participation is to secure an opportunity for representatives of civil society, government, private sector and the general public to be involved in all phases of the planning process, and in that way build a common understanding of the local context and priorities.

GWP Central and Eastern Europe is involved in the facilitation of different participatory processes in the region and believes that public participation is a crucial element in environmental governance. This will contribute to better decision-making in water management.

The key messages of the video are that citizen engagement builds trust and a sense of community, and it brings well-informed solutions and support.

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