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Research project PSI-Connect

Policy Science Interactions - Connecting Science and Policy through Innovative Knowledge Brokering in the field of Water Management and Climate Change

PSI-connect is a three-year collaborative project (2009 - 2012) funded under the 7th framework programme of the European Commission. The project aims to improve the quality and value of interactions between policy and science in the field of climate change impacts on river systems.

PSI-connect will:

  • develop and test different types of knowledge brokering instruments
  • evaluate the usefulness of these knowledge brokering instruments
  • disseminate the project findings to the relevant policy and science communities, as well as to practitioners

    The different knowledge brokering instruments will be applied and tested in case studies at EU, national and regional level. Main actors will be policy makers, scientist and water managers jointly dealing with issues of high relevance to the participants that are related to climate change impacts on water resource management.

    The project partners design collaborative learning processes tailored to the specific situations and needs of participants. The practicability and effectiveness of the knowledge brokering instruments applied will be evaluated. The learning process will foster a dialogue between actors bridging the gap between policy and science.

    For further information, please visit the project website.