Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Fraser River Basin

Via knowledgeproblem, A recent World Bank paper on the Fraser River Basin Management System examines the multip[le-stakeholder approach to the basin's management. Here's an excerpt from the abstract:

"The NGO approach has allowed FBC to match the boundaries of the entire basin, avoid some intergovernmental turf battles, and involve First Nations communities and private stakeholders in ways governmental approaches sometimes find difficult. While its NGO status means that FBC cannot implement many of the plans it agrees on and must constantly work to maintain diverse yet stable funding, FBC holds substantial esteem among basin stakeholders for its reputation for objectivity, its utility as an information sharing forum, and its success in fostering an awareness of interdependency within the basin. "