Multi-actor platforms in the FAIRWAY project: summary of activities and experiences
|Main authors:||Frode Sundnes, Alma. de Vries, Cors van den Brink|
|FAIRWAYiS editor:||Jane Brandt|
|Source document:||»Sundnes, F. et al. (2021) Multi-actor platforms in the FAIRWAY project: summary of activities and experiences. FAIRWAY Project Deliverable 2.2, 30 pp|
Results from this research task have also been published as scientific papers:
- Nesheim I, Sundnes F, Enge C, Graversgaard M, van den Brink C, Farrow L, Glavan M, Hansen B, Leitão IA, Rowbottom J, Tendler L. Multi-Actor Platforms in the Water–Agriculture Nexus: Synergies and Long-Term Meaningful Engagement. Water. 2021; 13(22):3204 https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/13/22/3204
- van den Brink, C.; Hoogendoorn, M.; Verloop, K.; de Vries, A.; Leendertse, P. Effectiveness of Voluntary Measures to Reduce Agricultural Impact on Groundwater as a Source for Drinking Water: Lessons Learned from Cases in the Dutch Provinces Overijssel and Noord-Brabant. Water 2021, 13, 3278. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223278
In reviewing current approaches and measures for protection of drinking water resources against pollution from agriculture, the FAIRWAY project identified and developed innovative measures and governance approaches for more effective drinking water protection. The use of multi-actor platforms (MAPs) to facilitate effective cooperation between actors of different sectors and levels, including farmers, advisors, drinking water companies, scientists, and policy makers was an important part of that process. FAIRWAY worked in 11 countries with 13 case studies that use such a multi-actor approach.
In this section of FAIRWAYiS we provide a summary of the MAPs, their activities, and some experiences through the course of the project. Firstly, we present the project’s take on multi-actor approaches, and give a brief introduction to some key dimensions that have been important for the development and analyses of the MAPs.
»Multi-actor engagement in FAIRWAY
Then we provide an overview of all of FAIRWAY MAPs; their history, their respective constitution and characteristics, as well as a summary of achievements and challenges.
»Overview of FAIRWAY MAPs
Further, we explain the steps we have taken in the project to establish new platforms or enrol existing platforms in the project, and give an account of the project activities as well as an overview of the level of activity in the respective MAPs.
We discuss some of the changes over time based on an assessment by the different MAP coordinators on the functioning of the MAPs, at the start of the project and towards the end,
»Changes over time
before highlighting some key findings of the project with regards to multi-actor engagement.
»Conclusions and recommendations on engagement