ADVISOR Integrated evaluation for sustainable river basin governance

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2001         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-2000-00074
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
The main objective of the ADVISOR project is to provide an integrated project evaluation framework and methodology for the sustainable governance of Europe's 
river basins. The process of evaluating water-related projects is critical in the context of sustainable river basin governance: many evaluations to date
have failed to account for sustainability concerns, while the Water Framework Directive itself does not provide extensive guidance to the river basin authorities.
ADVISOR aims to develop a set of guidelines for EU river basin authorities and agencies describing an integrated project evaluation process, establishing
criteria for assessing the 'sustainability quality' of an evaluation process and providing a number of practical tools to implement the proposed guidelines.
Project Summary:
The project was divided into two tiers and four work packages. Tier 1 ran from months 1-30 and included WPs 1 and 2; tier 1 investigated the experiences of river 
basin project evaluation in different case study areas and culminated in 'Integrated Theory' of the project evaluation process in an EU river basin context.
Tier 2 included WP3 and consisted of the testing and development of evaluation methodological tools in 'field cases' of ex-ante integrated project evaluation,
culminating in an 'Integrated Methodology'. WP4 synthesised and disseminated the results.
Achieved Objectives:
This project has now been completed and has achieved all its stated objectives. Further details are available on the project website 
Product Descriptions:
The project resulted in 24 deliverables, which are accessible from the project website. 
Additional Information:

Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Other programmes
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  24/07/2007 12:48:00