This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with a wide range of projects. Policy makers are drawing
heavily on new guidelines for managing floodplains that emphasise
stakeholder involvement. The fierce competition for floodplain
resources—land and water—means that it's critically important prevent
exploitation but, at the same time, make sure that millions of poor
inhabitants don't lose out. National, basin and local needs must be
reconciled. The guidelines help people work through the co-management
process systematically. Bangladesh is already applying co-management
principles to its Inland Capture Fish Strategy. In India they are being
used in the middle Ganges to reconcile fishery needs with water flow
through irrigation barrages. NGOs and development agencies are among the
quickest to adopt these strategies, indicating that they have great
potential to make a major impact.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
FMSP09, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 133.