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FÖRSLAG PÅ EN KOMMUNAL VATTENSTRATEGI MED BRETT HÅLLBARHETSPERSPEKTIV - FOKUS PÅ SYDÖSTRA SKÅNE

Hedgren, Boel LU (2012) MVEM30 20121
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
According to the EU Water Framework Directive, all Member States are obliged to survey and analyze their water according to river basins. The directive was implemented into Swe-dish law in 2004. At the same time, Sweden's five water authorities were formed to coordi-nate the water management at regional and municipal levels. Furthermore, the municipalities in Sweden are imposed to develop municipal water supply plans according to the national environmental quality objectives. At the present, not all municipalities in Scania have devel-oped such plans. One way to motivate this type of planning is to have an integrated approach to water issues, focusing on sustainable development. This means that municipalities manage their water with... (More)
According to the EU Water Framework Directive, all Member States are obliged to survey and analyze their water according to river basins. The directive was implemented into Swe-dish law in 2004. At the same time, Sweden's five water authorities were formed to coordi-nate the water management at regional and municipal levels. Furthermore, the municipalities in Sweden are imposed to develop municipal water supply plans according to the national environmental quality objectives. At the present, not all municipalities in Scania have devel-oped such plans. One way to motivate this type of planning is to have an integrated approach to water issues, focusing on sustainable development. This means that municipalities manage their water with respect to its ecological, economic and social value.

The aim of this report is to develop a proposal on what such a strategy could contain, to mo-tivate municipalities to manage their water in a greater extent than is done at the present. The strategy proposal is based partly on a literature review and partly on an empirical study based on interviews with municipalities and authorities. The study is limited to five municipalities in southeastern Scania: Simrishamn, Skurup, Tomelilla, Ystad and Sjöbo. These limitations were made to enable comparison with the regional water supply plan made by the country administrative board.

The content of the proposed strategy is presented in five steps: Vision, Overview, Objectives, Actions and Time schedule, budget and distribution of responsibilities. The vision aims to show in which direction the work is heading according to the strategy and is also a way to market the municipality. The vision is followed by an overview based on three different maps with attached descriptions. The three different maps describe 1) Geography, water use and ecological status, 2) Impact on and threats to water bodies – today and tomorrow and 3) Areas with economic and social value – today and tomorrow. The overview is followed by the qualitative and quantitative targets of the strategy. The proposal for actions is in turn based on these objectives. Each action is described with associated environmental, economic and social consequences. These consequences are scored with points from -3 to +3 and a mean value is calculated to get an idea of the dimensions of the different effects one action could have. If the action in some way contributes to the achievement of national or international guidelines, this is also described in relation to the proposed action. The final part of the content recommends municipalities to either work with the strategy according to the municipality’s term of office or according to the water authority’s water management cycle. The first option is appropriate to enable the political support while the other option makes it easier to get sup-port from a higher authority. This part also presents a proposal for a setup of the work with the development of the strategy, which includes briefing with relevant authorities when de-veloping proposals for actions. (Less)
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Hedgren, Boel LU
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MVEM30 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Vattenstrategi, vattenförvaltning, kommunal planering, hållbar utveckling
language
Swedish
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3469531
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  abstract     = {According to the EU Water Framework Directive, all Member States are obliged to survey and analyze their water according to river basins. The directive was implemented into Swe-dish law in 2004. At the same time, Sweden's five water authorities were formed to coordi-nate the water management at regional and municipal levels. Furthermore, the municipalities in Sweden are imposed to develop municipal water supply plans according to the national environmental quality objectives. At the present, not all municipalities in Scania have devel-oped such plans. One way to motivate this type of planning is to have an integrated approach to water issues, focusing on sustainable development. This means that municipalities manage their water with respect to its ecological, economic and social value.

The aim of this report is to develop a proposal on what such a strategy could contain, to mo-tivate municipalities to manage their water in a greater extent than is done at the present. The strategy proposal is based partly on a literature review and partly on an empirical study based on interviews with municipalities and authorities. The study is limited to five municipalities in southeastern Scania: Simrishamn, Skurup, Tomelilla, Ystad and Sjöbo. These limitations were made to enable comparison with the regional water supply plan made by the country administrative board.

The content of the proposed strategy is presented in five steps: Vision, Overview, Objectives, Actions and Time schedule, budget and distribution of responsibilities. The vision aims to show in which direction the work is heading according to the strategy and is also a way to market the municipality. The vision is followed by an overview based on three different maps with attached descriptions. The three different maps describe 1) Geography, water use and ecological status, 2) Impact on and threats to water bodies – today and tomorrow and 3) Areas with economic and social value – today and tomorrow. The overview is followed by the qualitative and quantitative targets of the strategy. The proposal for actions is in turn based on these objectives. Each action is described with associated environmental, economic and social consequences. These consequences are scored with points from -3 to +3 and a mean value is calculated to get an idea of the dimensions of the different effects one action could have. If the action in some way contributes to the achievement of national or international guidelines, this is also described in relation to the proposed action. The final part of the content recommends municipalities to either work with the strategy according to the municipality’s term of office or according to the water authority’s water management cycle. The first option is appropriate to enable the political support while the other option makes it easier to get sup-port from a higher authority. This part also presents a proposal for a setup of the work with the development of the strategy, which includes briefing with relevant authorities when de-veloping proposals for actions.},
  author       = {Hedgren, Boel},
  keyword      = {Vattenstrategi,vattenförvaltning,kommunal planering,hållbar utveckling},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {FÖRSLAG PÅ EN KOMMUNAL VATTENSTRATEGI MED BRETT HÅLLBARHETSPERSPEKTIV - FOKUS PÅ SYDÖSTRA SKÅNE},
  year         = {2012},
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