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Record number 409129
Title Developing transboundary river basin monitoring programmes using the DPSIR indicator framework
Author(s) Timmerman, J.G.; Beinat, E.; Termeer, C.J.A.M.; Cofino, W.P.
Source Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13 (2011). - ISSN 1464-0325 - p. 2808 - 2818.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1em10092k
Department(s) Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
Public Administration and Policy
WASS
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) information - management - science - policy
Abstract Policymakers are often dissatisfied by the lack of what they consider useful information to support water management. Analysis of this ‘water information gap’ shows that this is caused by a lack of roper communication between information users and information producers. To improve this communication the process of specification of information needs has been structured. Earlier experiences showed that this not only entailed developing a structure to manage the process, but also developing a structure to guide the breakdown of policy objectives into information needs. Such a structure to organise the problem supports policy makers and monitoring specialists in their communication. This paper describes three pilot projects where the DPSIR indicator framework was used to organise the problem. It is concluded that the DPSIR framework is useful for improving the communication between information users and information producers and is helpful in breaking down policy objectives into information needs in a structured way. The structured approach in this way assists in narrowing the water information gap. Use of the DPSIR framework however leads to a bias towards water management problems and does not provide for all the relevant information needs.
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