There have been many different experiences of NeWater Project partners in uncovering answers to our research questions. Depending on the goal, the context and the target audience there are different entry points and multiple pathways of analysis. Some of these stories and experiences start at different places and take alternative routes to reach a conclusion, or to reveal even more (or better!) questions. The benefits and ‘added value’ of these practical and alternative pathways in assessing dynamic vulnerability and resilience have been explored to provide some level of analysis on appropriate tools for specific issues.
The introduction above will be grounded by case examples given in the speed talks below:
Speed talks in this session (5 mins each):
(A pdf with all presentations can be found here.)
1. Eliciting ‘soft’ knowledge on flood vulnerability – Dagmar Haase (UFZ)
2. Institutional analysis: experiences from Lesotho – Jochen Hinkel (PIK)
3. A management scheme for participatory processes in local/regional water management projects (Sukaina Bharwani, SEI)
4. Quantifying a base line for water vulnerability – Caroline Sullivan (OUCE)
5. Participatory modelling to assess environmental and social vulnerability in groundwater systems: down-scaling from global policies to local actions- Paloma Esteve (UPM)
6. Adaptation with Equity: Pathways for integrating cross-stake and cross-scale issues in river basin management. – Neela Matin (SEI) – This presentation will address an important challenge faced by water managers in designing inclusive decision making processes for adaptive and integrated water management at various scales. Based on a comprehensive conceptual framework that values all water users, it will present concrete tools that policy makers can use at the local, national and river basin scales.
—Sukaina Bharwani 15:23, 27 March 2009 (CET)