Useful participatory tools to support delta planning and management to address delta challenges share a common trait: they help bridge scales (local to regional, short-term to long-term); are relevant in multiple domains of policy making, economic development, and technology; and promote inclusiveness by involving multiple stakeholders. We draw from experiences of four UDW projects to demonstrate and discuss key insights for delta development, with a special focus on two innovations, showing interesting synergies on the above-mentioned features, namely the Strategic delta planning’s MOTA tool and the Farmer Support Waterapps for climate information.
Seminar title:𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐚 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐀 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬.
The seminar is relevant to a wide range of participants from science, policy and decision making, businesses to delta professionals dealing with land and water management. While the context and findings are presented in the contexts of cases in Bangladesh and Vietnam deltas, the generic approaches and potential application are relevant to other urbanizing deltas of the world.