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Coordination Commission on Integrated Water Policy (CIW): pivot of the integrated water management in Flanders.

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Short description of the project

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.

Current status and future steps for the project

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.

Lessons learned

An intense cooperation pays off. To establish a good coordination and a close cooperation the following elements are important:

  • a common understanding of the problems;
  • a strong common objective;
  • respect for the identity, the interests and competences of the individual members;
  • an open communication;
  • support of the political level.
Award info
Award category: collaborative governance
Award type: submission
Award year: 2007
Project type
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
Further information
Organisation: Coordination Commission on Integrated Water Policy (CIW)
Other applicants:
Homepage: http://www.ciwvlaanderen.be
Level of government: regional level
Size of organisation:
Number of people involved:
Country: Belgium
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
Start date: 2004/03/01
End date:


Coordination Commission on Integrated Water Policy (CIW): pivot of the integrated water management in Flanders. (50.919159° N, 4.048112° E)
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