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Improvement of the Mechanisms for Water Management. Research on the Readiness for Establishment of Watershed Councils in Bulgaria.
NOVIB - The Netherlands
Sapareva Bania, Kurdgali
The main goal of this research project was to analyse the extent to which stakeholders in Bulgaria were ready to apply the watershed mechanisms to the Bulgarian circumstances. One of the research points was the readiness for citizen participation in decision–making related to the issues of water management and the foundation of the future Watershed Councils. Documents from government institutions, non-governmental organizations, the central press as well as public opinion polls were also analysed. The idea was to formulate the most effective water management mechanisms compliant with European standards and the sustainable development criteria.
  
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