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TitleParticipatory water monitoring : a guide for preventing and managing conflict : advisory note
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCompliance Advisor/Ombudsman -Washington, DC, US
Paginationv, 99 p. : 8 boxes, 1 tab.
Date Published2008-06-01
PublisherOffice of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsmonitoring, participatory methods, peru, programmes, sdilac, sdiman, water quality, water quantity

This advisory note, based in part on the CAO’s experience in Peru to resolve issues surrounding the Yanacocha gold mine, provides hands-on guidance for implementing successful participatory water monitoring programmes. It gives examples of practical models to achieve participation in different environmental, financial and governance contexts. The guide opens in chapter 1 with a discussion of the need for participatory monitoring. Chapters 2-5 describe the four components of an effective participatory monitoring programme:

  1. initiating the monitoring program;
  2. creating meaningful participation, effective governance, and transparent financing;
  3. creating credible information;
  4. evaluating the process and results.

Three appendices present: summaries of eight participatory monitoring programmes surveyed to provide background for this guide; sampling methods and procedures; and a list of additional resources.

Notes15 ref. - Includes glossary
Custom 1202.5



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