River Basin Management and Spatial Planning

funded by INTERREG IVA (Ireland, Northern Ireland) CroSPlaN programme (2011-2012)

This ICLRD project was funded as a component of the CroSPlaN (Cross-Border Spatial Planning and Training Network) INTERREG IVA programme. The research focussed on the ‘double challenge’ of cross-border cooperation and cross-sectoral policy integration which is a key feature of International River Basin Districts under the EU Water Framework Directive. The project included two international case studies, one of which was focussed on the Elbe International River Basin District from the perspective of Berlin and Brandenburg in Germany. I took lead responsibility for the Elbe case study. The research led to the three ICLRD research reports, an article in the Borderlands journal and a policy and practice workshop held in October 2012.