Title: Storm water management in Europe: Analysis of institutional contexts and mobilisations in BMPs implementation 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Carré, C. et al. (2004) Storm water management in Europe: Analysis of institutional contexts and mobilisations in BMPs implementation, Novatech '2004 
Author 1/Producer: Carré, C. 
Other Authors/Producers: Deutsch, JC., Deroubaix, JF., Chouli, E., Kovacks, Y. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://daywater.enpc.fr/www.daywater.org/REPORT/Publications ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
 
Short description: The paper focuses on the new politicisation processes which characterise the implementation of source control solutions in Europe. Nowadays, technicians have to justify their choices not only from a technical point of view but also from a socioeconomic one. This politisation process is first analysed presenting the strategies implemented by sewage managers in order to legitimise Best Management Practices (in comparison to traditional methods). In a second time, we focus on the changes in the social and technical networks involved in the sewage policies. How do the political frame (the development of planning and participative procedures) structures the coalitions favouring BMPs. Relying on the interviews of 14 policy-makers from various European countries in the field of water management (public and private organisations in charge of planning and project implementation), we assess to what extent this politicisation process has allowed the construction of local coherent storm water management policies. 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
 
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