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Application of tools

Name of the case study
Developing new methods for co-operation on groundwater protection: Water co-operation and project "Clean Water".

Name of tool
Water co-operation

Description of tool - character
The actors have a common interest in groundwater protection. Thus water co-operations provides a basis for:
• Coordination of knowledge – bringing together scientific and legal knowledge with knowledge of local context e.g. the interest of the local citizens, how the local farmers act
• Common efforts – e.g to coordinate the tasks of the municipality as authority with the tasks of the of water works – and to draw in Copenhagen Energy in the local collaborations
• Allocation of fiscal funds for groundwater protection - as the water co-operation manages the groundwater fund derived by a fee for each cached m3.
• Further collaboration - in a longer perspective the water co-operation is a basis for further collaboration on management etc.

This is a collaboration tool/procedure.

Description of tool - availability

Description of tool - existing
Networking is a traditional way of strengthening the knowledge basis and coordination. An important motive for water co-operations is the allocation of fiscal resources to ground water protection.

Description of tool - adaptation
The concept of water co-operations has to be adapted locally (to the physical and organisational conditions), each time a new co-operation is established.

What tools were used to assess sustainability?

Water co-operation

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