- Examine how governance characteristics and management systems influence efforts to solve complex challenges in water resources management
- Observe the effects of social and environmental frameworks as a basis for transferring elements of effective governance systems
- Develop innovative forms of coordination and collaboration to help solve water conflicts
Water resources are at risk in many parts of the world because the different types of use are not sufficiently harmonised. The complexity of numerous water conflicts presents IWRM with major challenges for which no satisfactory solutions yet exist. In light of this, STEER will research innovative forms of coordination and collaboration to increase good governance across all sectors and thus solve water conflicts. STEER will work at the subnational level because existing research is almost exclusively limited to coordination efforts at the national level. At the heart of the project is a diagnostic approach that will allow researchers to investigate typical problems and develop appropriate strategies for solving them.
More information about the joint research project is available here.