Leveraging Civil Society Participation in Sustainable Water Outcomes, 2002

Few would disagree with the statement that public participation and support is a vital component of any integrated water management or coastal management plan – without it, no long-term actions will succeed or remain sustainable.

But, despite widespread acknowledgment in policy statements and program design of the importance of public participation and support, the allocation of resources to engage with civil society in learning partnerships and facilitation of community participation typically falls well short of desirable levels.

Why is this so?

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