SWITCH: Managing Water for the City of the Future

Managing Water for the City of the Future

Engaging Stakeholders: Involving all the players

SWITCH - Research Area Engaging Stakeholders: Involving all the players

SWITCH in the city: putting urban water management to the test brings together from four continents the experiences of 12 SWITCH cities – Accra, Alexandria, Beijing, Belo Horizonte, Birmingham, Bogota, Cali, Hamburg, Lima, Lodz, Tel Aviv and Zaragoza – with a set of guidelines on promoting stakeholder engagement that were developed and tested within the project. Download the book here.

Focus 1: Learning lessons from city experiences assesses the progress made in putting research into use within cities. The papers each discuss at the city level how learning alliances coordinated and were linked to research, demonstration and strategic planning activities, and the outcomes that were achieved.

Focus 2: Application of the learning alliance approach by SWITCH brings together the lessons learned in linking stakeholder engagement to research within the project. These review the consortium's own experience in grappling with doing research differently.

Focus 3: Governance research presents a deeper analysis of the institutional contexts in selected SWITCH cities, and frameworks for examining governance issues. It looks behind SWITCH attempts to engage stakeholders through learning alliances, at the underlying issues of politics and power that hold the real influence within cities.

Focus 4: Social inclusion presents research results on the inclusion of the poor and other marginalised stakeholders in urban water management.

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Faces and Spaces

Working in the National Film, Television & Theatre School based in Lodz this photography exhibition was made by course participants in an international workshop on process documentation. It explores peoples' lives in Lodz and how they relate to public spaces and water. It aims to show how rehabilitation and restoration projects around water could be made more socially inclusive.

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