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  • Case study in the ToolBox Dana Thalmeinerova, GWP
  • Aim of case study
    • to supplement “theory” of tool with “practice”
    • to illustrate how tools can be used in a given combination and context of tools
    • to present knowledge of IWRM as an approach to sustainable water resource management
    • to share experience
    • to gather a database of IWRM examples
  • What is a Tool Box Case?
    • An examination of real events and experiences;
    • An analytical and critical account on the implementation of IWRM;
    • An aim to extract and share the lessons learned.
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  • How do cases fit in? One page abstracts Quality Assurance ! Tool Supported by Cases Full case study (8 pages) View slide
  • Here we need more cases
  • Why do we want to show a case study?
    • Case study
      • offers a critical examination of real events
      • provides information about how different policy tools can be used for IWRM
      • helps people to learn from experience in the implementation of more sustainable water strategies and policies
      • provides a valuable dissemination mechanism for improving understanding of IWRM.
  • Typical format of case study
    • Problem(s) to be addressed
    • Actions taken
    • Outcomes (expected&unexpected, impact of action, resources needed, sustainability of outcomes)
    • Lessons learned (what is useful for others)
    • Links and other supporting information
  • Criteria for the case study
    • Cases are not limited to “good” stories – “bad” stories are also “welcome”
    • Cases should
      • illustrate the application of tools shown in the TB
      • have overall relevance to IWRM – with lessons about how an IWRM approach supports water management across sectors
      • Reflect both pros and cons
      • Reflect issues of main concern to the water community
      • Have a broad relevance and therefore potential for wide dissemination
  • Criteria for the case study
    • Case studies should be both objective and verifiable
    • Case studies must be
      • informative,
      • add value,
      • increase understanding, and
      • be practical.
  • What is not a case study
    • Something what did not happen in a reality
    • “ Theoretical” issues
    • Guidelines or recommendations how and what should be done
    • Something what did not bring the results (good or bad)
  • Helpful questions for the case
    • What were the objectives of the action you describe?
    • Who was involved in defining the objectives?
    • What was the succession of decisions during project implementation?
    • How were the actions selected, information and methods used?
    • What were the problems encountered during the implementation phase? How were they overcome?
    • What resources (including funds) were available, and from where?
  • Do not forget on tangible outcomes
    • The full case study should describe what happened as a result of the actions taken (outcome)
    • What were the results obtained: quantitative and qualitative results (such as; improvement of water ecosystems, water quality and peoples health; financial sustainability of the water infrastructure and delivery systems; or social improvements?
  • Some topics for a case
    • Share experience from the process of revision of legislation towards IWRM
    • Describe efforts in institutional reform of RBO
    • Illustrate cooperation mechanisms between urban planning and water resources planning processes
    • Share knowledge on designation of wetland protection areas
    • Give example on design of pollution charges and their consequences to water savings of industries
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