Public Participation

A Tool for Water Conservation and Environmental Management

Albertina Raposo, Anabela Durão, M. Manuela Morais, Lia Vasconcelos

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Abstract

Nowadays society water represents both, an opportunity and a threat, the greatest strength and the greatest wealth of society. Water is the key for conservation and environmental management. Different tools support sustainable management and conservation of natural resources. A possible way is to implement active and collaborative public participation, a key mechanism that effectively makes possible the implementation of what legislation requires. This paper intends to illustrate two processes developed in Portugal that have contributed to the management of “water”, with the integration of the participatory dimension: (1) the analysis of an active public participation process that took place within the scope of the MARGov Project-Collaborative Governance of Marine Protected Areas. This will contribute to bring up better knowledge of such processes while guaranteeing the articulation among stakeholders in a collaborative way with increasing gains for long-term co-management. Results indicate that active public participation contributes to societal change that passes through the valorization of the knowledge of each citizen, a relevant contribution for governance models design providing added value for the natural systems; (2) Ardila river basin searching for definition of rehabilitation proposals for water quality improvement from a cross-sectional perspective. Results revealed the lack of institutionalized tradition of participation and the need to reinforce the information and qualification of stakeholders, through the adoption of participative methodologies in the processes. Both cases will allow the authors to reflect the role of active participation to the societal transformation and its contribution to better forms of water governance.




Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017
EditorsAntónio Mortal, Jaime Aníbal, Jânio Monteiro, Cláudia Sequeira, Jorge Semião, Manuela Moreira da Silva, Miguel Oliveira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages583-593
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-70272-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-70271-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2018
Event1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century (INCREaSE) - Faro, Portugal
Duration: 11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century (INCREaSE)
CountryPortugal
CityFaro
Period11/10/1713/10/17

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water conservation
public participation
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Keywords

  • Active public participation
  • Stakeholders
  • Water governance
  • Water management

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Raposo, A., Durão, A., Morais, M. M., & Vasconcelos, L. (2018). Public Participation: A Tool for Water Conservation and Environmental Management. In A. Mortal, J. Aníbal, J. Monteiro, C. Sequeira, J. Semião, M. M. D. Silva, & M. Oliveira (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017 (pp. 583-593). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70272-8_47
Raposo, Albertina ; Durão, Anabela ; Morais, M. Manuela ; Vasconcelos, Lia. / Public Participation : A Tool for Water Conservation and Environmental Management. Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017. editor / António Mortal ; Jaime Aníbal ; Jânio Monteiro ; Cláudia Sequeira ; Jorge Semião ; Manuela Moreira da Silva ; Miguel Oliveira. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. pp. 583-593
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Raposo, A, Durão, A, Morais, MM & Vasconcelos, L 2018, Public Participation: A Tool for Water Conservation and Environmental Management. in A Mortal, J Aníbal, J Monteiro, C Sequeira, J Semião, MMD Silva & M Oliveira (eds), Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017. Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, pp. 583-593, 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century (INCREaSE), Faro, Portugal, 11/10/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70272-8_47

Public Participation : A Tool for Water Conservation and Environmental Management. / Raposo, Albertina; Durão, Anabela ; Morais, M. Manuela; Vasconcelos, Lia.

Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017. ed. / António Mortal; Jaime Aníbal; Jânio Monteiro; Cláudia Sequeira; Jorge Semião; Manuela Moreira da Silva; Miguel Oliveira. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. p. 583-593.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Raposo A, Durão A, Morais MM, Vasconcelos L. Public Participation: A Tool for Water Conservation and Environmental Management. In Mortal A, Aníbal J, Monteiro J, Sequeira C, Semião J, Silva MMD, Oliveira M, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. 2018. p. 583-593 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70272-8_47