Title: Combining Expert and Stakeholder Knowledge to Define Water Management Priorities in the Mékrou River Basin
Authors: REYNAUD ARNAUDMARKANTONIS VASILEIOSCARMONA MORENO CesarN'TCHA M'PO YèkambèssounSAMBIENOU Gédéon WèréADANDEDJI Firmin M.AFOUDA AbelAGBOSSOU Euloge KossiMAMA Daouda
Citation: WATER vol. 7 no. 12 p. 7078-7094
Publisher: MDPI AG
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC97855
ISSN: 2073-4441
URI: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/7/12/6675
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97855
DOI: 10.3390/w7126675
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Participatory approaches in water management and specifically in transboundary river management have been widely applied over the last decades. Regarding transboundary rivers, the active involvement of key actors into policy planning is an element of high importance. In this context, a participatory approach has been used to identify sectors of interest and priorities related to water and development in the Mekrou transboundary river basin (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger). We have first conducted an internet-based survey to quantify experts’ opinion on sectors of interest and priorities for the Mekrou river basin. The same set of questions have been asked to a sample of local stakeholders living in this river basin. Our analysis reveals some points of convergence and some discrepancies in opinion across experts and local stakeholders. Overall, it provides a coherent evaluation of policy measures and priorities, which could influence decision-making.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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