Lessons Learned: Multipurpose Management of Inland Valleys

Inland valleys constitute multifunctional spaces–resources, whose regulation produced new socio-economic dynamics in benefited areas.

The lowland regulation approach needs to take into account different factors, with a similar level of importance.

After conceiving and implementing a regulation, it is properly brought to «life»: exploitation, maintenance and management. Main actors are, here, the villagers. Tools like a model can help them to fully play their role in the exploitation, management and infrastructure maintenance processes.

To promote the valorization of developments, it is important to follow several principles:

  • the creation of a connection between objectives and stakes, defined since the assessment stage (pre-diagnostic study, complementary socio-economic study, technical evaluations, etc.);
  • the logic of contracting authorities that put owners and exploiters in charge of the regulation;
    · the clarification of the performance specifications for the various actors involved;
  • the definition of the conditions for a prudent exploitation of developments;
  • the sustainability of investments and of the organizational model;
  • the design of tools (a toolbox) for the value process;
  • the iterative character of the value process;
  • the role of communities as contracting authorities.


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