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  • 1. Office Réseau International International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin NOVIWAM March 27, 2012 Feed back from WWF6 on Spi session Gilles NeveuGilles Neveu page 1
  • 2. Science & Spi during the WWF6 Office Réseau International de l ’Eau prep process International des Organismes de Bassin  Global prep process : Conditions for Success – Enabling Environment (CS3.1)  European prep process : target EU10 combined 4H sessionGilles Neveu page 2
  • 3. Office International The targets Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  CS3-1 : To improve the delivery of research for water governance with a view to increasing capacity/strengthening leadership of decision-makers at various levels by establishing effective science- policy interfaces, and  EU10: To develop a leadership in science-policy interface and dialogue between researchers and water managers, technology innovation, dissemination and exploitation of research results for European growth and competitiveness by 2020.Gilles Neveu page 3
  • 4. The recommendations of the targets’ reports Office Réseau International International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  To support – with political and scientific commitment - a process aiming to draw attention to SPi  To train actors involved in connecting policy and science in communication and facilitation skills  To learn from existing experiences – publicise and promote, and monitor these experiences  To foster integrated approaches and interdisciplinary research to tackle complex problems  To establish a networking platform providing the water policy sector with complete scientific information  To embed science policy interface processes into institutions and to involve stakeholders in the research processGilles Neveu page 4
  • 5. Office International Reports fed by Solutions Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Several solutions were pre-identified (see online platform of solutions):  37 Solutions collected on the website http://www.solutionsforwater.org/  27 Solutions selected to feed the targets’ reports (14 at global level, 13 at European level)  18 Solutions selected to support the session.Gilles Neveu page 5
  • 6. Office International Solutions 1/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  To establish a nonpartisan, objective think tank to provide policy makers with timely, unbiased information and analysis on policy issues - US congressional research service  Continuum of approaches from ad hoc, citizen-driven initiatives to negotiated partnerships to formal institutional arrangements - Collaborative Governance in the US American West  Knowledge Management and Mobilization – UNU-INWEH  To address the gap between science and society in the field of environmental research with a focus on policy makers - KNOSSOS / UNEPGilles Neveu page 6
  • 7. Office International Solutions 2/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  To develop and to apply different types of knowledge brokering instruments in concrete policy trajectories at the European, national and regional level to bridge the gap between science and policy – PSI Connect  To enhance connectivity between research and policy- making – AWARE  To enhance interfacing between policy making/implementation, and research and technology development – WISE-RTD  The European Innovation Partnership on water (EIP)  A science-policy interface for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive – CIS-SPI  A Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing world”Gilles Neveu page 7
  • 8. Office International Solutions 3/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  To boost research to support public policies in the field of water – IWRM.net  To connect with the local communities and administration for design and implementation of societal water projects - Water Community in Solution Exchange (WCSE) – India  To accelerate the transfer of research outputs to water management institutions – WaterDiss2.0  Education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure - UNESCO-IHEGilles Neveu page 8
  • 9. Office International Solutions 4/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Center of excellence promoting knowledge exchange and capacity development - Knowledge Hub by Asian Development Bank  To share available practices and information with the largest audience - African Water Documentation and Information System  A strategic tool for exchanging information and knowledge in the water sector - the Euro Mediterranean partnership countries – EMWIS  To promote coordination and collaboration of Research and Technology Development in the water industry – WsstPGilles Neveu page 9
  • 10. Office International Solutions 5/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  To facilitate the generation of market driven, pan- European collaborative water research and technological development projects for the benefit of the European Water Industry – Eureka Cluster Acqueau  To set-up an observatory of innovative technologies, and the development of new partnerships and cooperation – EA-écoentreprises  Principles, concepts, practical steps, and case examples to facilitate companies’ responsible engagement with water policy in a manner that reduces business risks while simultaneously advancing policy goals and positively impacting nearby communities and ecosystems – CEO water mandateGilles Neveu page 10
  • 11. Office International Feedback from the session 1/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Encourage mix of communities and people, and public involvement  Bring more science in policy arena and vice –versa; Facilitate mobility of people between research and policy domains  Create and sustain political attention through engaging people at the local level  Involve public in the SPI; incorporate local citizens in the process from the beginning  Create an online platform where citizens can engage in the process: opportunity to influence policiesGilles Neveu page 11
  • 12. Office International Feedback from the session 2/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Encourage reciprocal understanding between policy makers and scientists  Companies can be important to leverage policy to incorporate more science in their policy; importance of SMEs in this regard  Educate policy makers how to understand scientific uncertainty with respect to risk associated with decisions.  Educate scientists about the political feasibility of policies they might advocate.  Research avenues by which the long term strategic focus of scientists can be implemented piece by piece in shorter term politically feasible strategies.  Create a network involving regions and cities to raise awareness among politics.Gilles Neveu page 12
  • 13. Office International Feedback from the session 3/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Create enabling environment to boost innovation and to reduce risks  Financing mechanisms: the process should be quicker from innovation to implementation ; start to change the incentives to engage more in applied research and transfer activities  Take a look at institutions : Innovation value chain should be inclusive from scientists to end users; important to build multi-stakeholder processes  Create an enabling environment to reduce the risks of implementing new innovations and products in eco- industries and green growth from Small and Medium Enterprises,  Need to develop an instrument or method that allows industries to collaborate while protecting their intellectual propertyGilles Neveu page 13
  • 14. Office International Feedback from the session 4/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Encourage and improve research dissemination and transfer  Make it a requirement for researchers to get funding to include research dissemination. A project should end with a roadmap on result’s implementation.  Reinforce structures for dissemination, transfer and promotion of research results  Transfer facilitation: Find specific means to ensure operational transfer of the results of research; Find funding and people who are specialized to facilitate this transfer  Scientists needs to share their results with policy makers but also with citizensGilles Neveu page 14
  • 15. Office International Feedback from the session 5/5 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  Establish knowledge brokering  Recognize the importance of knowledge brokers to reconcile the two sides of policy and research, and get sustainable continuity and connection between science and policy makers in the long term  Create a regular science-policy interface platform where the ecosystem of interests have space to develop common language and strategies, creating inclusivity between research community, policy makers, funders, NGO/civil society, business and education institutions etc.Gilles Neveu page 15
  • 16. Office International Target Action Plan Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  to form a solid international scientific community on water and to implement a process aiming to elaborate common (international/regional) research agendas - 2013  to implement tools aiming to identify priority research needs to meet water policy needs – 2013  to elaborate and update guidance on effective research dissemination and uptake practices and instruments to support water policy, including metrics to monitor and evaluate progress – 2014Gilles Neveu page 16
  • 17. Office International Commitments 1/2 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  European Commission DG RTD will reinforce dissemination and exploitation of research results, including social science and involvement of citizens in research projects.  European Commission DG RTD will also continue to support and engage in the water framework directive common implementation strategy science-policy interface activity, pledging for a more mature/permanent activity within the WFD CIS.  UNU-INWEH commits to develop their “K Star” platform on knowledge brokerageGilles Neveu page 17
  • 18. Office International Commitments 2/2 Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin  UNESCO commits to facilitate a task force involving UN organisations (in particular WMO) to implement SPI-related recommendations  UNEP: In collaboration with WHO and FAO to work in dissemination of research results and support training for developing countries  ONEMA: active in water science-policy interface at global level: set up a dedicated mechanism, together with UNESCO, at EU level: CIS –SPI mechanism together with DG RTD, and at national level: to promote pilot and demonstration sites involving scientists and policy-makersGilles Neveu page 18
  • 19. Office International Take-away messages Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin As a summary the two following statements may be considered as take-away messages:  It is needed to create water evidence-based policies  Dialogue between science and policy is not that obvious, keep on connecting themGilles Neveu page 19
  • 20. Office International MORE INFORMATION on Réseau International de l ’Eau des Organismes de Bassin worldwaterforum6.spisession.oiea u.fr/materials.html Thank youGilles Neveu page 20