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Title (Primary) Insights regarding transdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer gained from two case studies on integrated water resources management in Ukraine and Mongolia
Author Sigel, K.; Hagemann, N.; Leidel, M.; Niemann, S.; Weigelt, C.;
Journal Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Year 2014
Department OEKON; ASAM;
Volume 39
Issue 4
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
Keywords capacity development; community participation; involvement of stakeholders; mutual learning; post-socialist transition countries
UFZ wide themes RU2
Abstract
Transdisciplinary  environmental  research  (TD  research)  seeks  to  solve problems arising at the point of  interaction  between  ecological  systems, the economy, and society. It seeks to enhance problem-solving capacity through interdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer between scientific and non-scientific actors. The article assesses how far the prerequisites for knowledge transfer are met in transdisciplinary projects on integrated water resources management (IWRM), particularly in post-socialist transition countries. It examines two relevant case studies, in Ukraine and Mongolia, which share a similar institutional and cultural background, and use some of the same methods closely related to knowledge transfer. It is shown that, in each case,  knowledge  transfer  was  achieved  more  or  less  effectively in both directions  —  from  science  to  society  and  vice  versa,  despite  the additional  obstacles  posed  by  a  common  post-socialist  legacy.  The  paper concludes    with    a    number    of    recommendations    for    designing    and implementing similar TD research projects in the field of IWRM.
ID 15363
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=15363
Sigel, K., Hagemann, N., Leidel, M., Niemann, S., Weigelt, C. (2014):
Insights regarding transdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer gained from two case studies on integrated water resources management in Ukraine and Mongolia
Interdiscip. Sci. Rev. 39 (4), 342 - 359