How to manage water resources? Is it just a matter of matching supplies to demands? Should water and its quality be recognised for its wider role in life? How to prepare public decisions on water, which are widely supported yet affordable? Questions without easy answers as interests, ideas and stakeholders diverge.

Kees Blok works on such questions and combines insights in technical aspects – and in socio-economic and institutional contexts – with experience in communication and participation.

Example 21

Is the project to strengthen integrated water resources management in Mongolia on the right track?

Kees Blok led the mid-term and final evaluations of a Dutch-funded project that builds capacity in the field of water resources management; and which was to produce the first national water resources plan for Mongolia. With added focus on involvement of stakeholder agencies and a clearer planning procedure; the project made a valuable contribution to natural resources management in Mongolia.