Most water and environmental problems are multifaceted problems involving complex multi-stakeholder environments. In this Summer School, we focus on developing advanced multi-stakeholder analysis. During the course concepts concerning stakeholders are discussed, analytical tools for advanced stakeholder analysis (comparative cognitive mapping; applied game theory; social network analysis) are presented and critically reflected upon and participants will be asked to apply a particular stakeholder analysis tool during a practical fieldwork in Delft.
The practical fieldwork will concern the recent decision to reduce and eventually stop the pumping of groundwater, which has been done by DSM for the last 100 year. As a result of land subsidence and the reduced pumping of groundwater, various actors have raised concerns that rising groundwater levels will impact thousands of households in the Delft region (flooding basements, etc.). Students will be asked to analyse this case and then interpret and present their findings.