Strengthening pro-poor management in floodplains. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

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.

Published 1 January 2007