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Innovative decision making for sustainable water management in developing countries

Objective

Innovative decision making for sustainable management of water aims at providing tools needed if any integrated and participatory management of water should be carried out. Management refers in this context to its core element, the decision making process (DMP). Focusing on water supply and sanitation (as there the need is paramount), DIM-SUM will carry out one case study in one river basin in each participating partner country, Indonesia, Maharashtra-India, Malaysia and Nepal, in order to evaluate and deve lop these tools. They will on the one hand encompass tools to generate, assess and compare technical scenarios, ranging from argumentative to computational, and fragmented to integrated methods, and on the other, tools to enhance a participatory decision m aking, including information & communication technologies and hybrid methods. The most innovative deliverable of DIM-SUM will be recommendations for a sustainable DMP encompassing an adaptive tool box (comprised of several tools, where the user can se lect those fitting to her/his needs), guidelines and policy recommendations, which will enable local decision makers to carry out an assessment of technical scenarios at an appropriate level of integration and participation. In particular, facing impairing quality and quantity of natural resources, an integrated and participatory DMP becomes vital. Environmental resource efficiency has to be balanced with the risks of technical systems (technical, economic, social, environmental risks), and many other aspe cts. DIM-SUM is motivated by the fact that such exercises are usually carried out in a superficial way only, despite the international call for an integrated water management. Therefore, DIM-SUM will involve a wide range of stakeholders in the project, ran ging from NGOs to governmental and international organisations.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-DEV-1
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UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA
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Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Vienna
Austria

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Participants (13)

CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford

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STIFTELSEN CHALMERS INDUSTRITEKNIK
Sweden
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Chalmers Teknikpark
Göteborg

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DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING, POLYTECHNIC OF BARI
Italy
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Via Orabona, 4
Bari

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
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6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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LETTINGA ASSOCIATES FOUNDATION
Netherlands
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Bomenweg 2
Wageningen

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PUNE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
India
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Welesly Road, Shivajinagar
Pune

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ACTION FOR AGRICULTURAL RENEWAL IN MAHARASHTRA
India
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Afarm 2/23, A-b Raisoni Park, Opp. Market Yard Bus Terminus
Pune

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DEVELOPMENT THROUGH RESOURCE ORGANISATION AND PLANNING
India
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11/1a Sukhasagar Nagar
Pune

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UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY MALAYSIA
Malaysia
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Not Applicable
Skudai Campus, Johor

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INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI SEPULUH NOPEMBER
Indonesia
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Jl. Arif Rahman Hakim, Kampus Its Sukolilo
Surabaya

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BADAN PENGENDALIAN DAMPAK LINGKUNGAN PROPINSI JAWA TIMUR
Indonesia
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Jl. Pahlawan 110
Surabaya

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SOCIETY OF PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERS, NEPAL
Nepal
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Dwss Building, Panipokhari
Kathmandu

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CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND DECISION SUPPORT
Austria
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Peter Jordan Strasse 82
Vienna

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