The CIW is a cooperation platform that plays a key role in the coordination of the integrated water policy in Flanders. The CIW is composed of the different administrations competent for or involved in the water management. The administrations keep their own competences, but through the CIW they coordinate their views and activities on integrated water policy. The CIW has a threefold mission: 1/ to prepare, plan and control integrated water policy, 2/ to guarantee a uniform approach of integrated water policy in the sub-basins, 3/ to execute the decisions of Flemish government related to integrated water policy.
Each year the commission publishes a working programme, based on the regular tasks of the CIW and on suggestions of the members. During the past years the working structure of the CIW has been optimised and expanded. An evaluation of the working structure is planned at the end of 2007. The CIW will also investigate how stakeholders can be involved more.
An intense cooperation pays off. To establish a good coordination and a close cooperation the following elements are important:
|Award category:||collaborative governance|
|Sector:||Environment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fishery|
|Type of activity:||cooperation|
|Keywords:||platform for coordination|
|Short English description:||cooperation platform for the coordination of the integrated water policy in Flanders|
|Organisation:||Coordination Commission on Integrated Water Policy (CIW)|
|Level of government:||regional level|
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|EU membership:||EU member|