Deliverable 6.1 – Setting up Steering Groups in Action Sites
In the WaterLANDS project, on-the-ground restoration works will take place at six wetland sites across Europe (Action Sites).
D6.1 was developed by the WaterLANDS coordinating institution, University College Dublin, as part of Work Package 6 – Restoration Management. D6.1 comprises a report that outlines the progress of each Action Site towards the establishment and operation of a Steering Group (SG).
The project believes that successful wetland restoration cannot be measured only in terms of ecological benefits, but also by meeting the needs of local communities and stakeholders. Therefore, open dialogue and co-design of restoration at sites is essential.
The Action Site SGs will aim to meet 3-4 times per year, and will provide the local personnel, logistical and physical supports needed to appropriately engage all local stakeholders as identified in WP2 and to move beyond engagement towards local co-design of restoration actions.
Where available, the report also provides details for each Action Site SG on its proposed Terms of Reference, alignment with existing governance structures, and notes on meetings previously convened.
Additionally, it is important to ensure that the WaterLANDS restoration activities align with existing governance structures and complementary funding and activities.
Read this Deliverable report in full if you are:
- A local community member or stakeholder who is interested in getting involved at one of the six WaterLANDS Action Sites.
- A restoration practitioner who would like to establish a similar stakeholder-led governance structure at a wetland site.