Table 4. Evaluation of the participative process (adapted from Rowe and Frewer 2000).

Activity Assessment of institutional barriers for change Expert workshop on environmental flows Community-based research on social aspects Community-based research-validation Community-based research-gaming sessions Participative design of monitoring system Participative evaluation of project findings
Method applied Nominal group
technique
Cognitive mapping and Group model
building
Public communication meetings and focus group discussions Strategic choice approach Role-playing game Cognitive mapping Cognitive mapping and Group model building
Acceptance criteria
Representativeness of participants Moderate Moderate High High High High Moderate
Independence of participants Moderate High Low High Moderate High High
Early involvement High High High High High High High
Transparency High High Low High Low High High
Process criteria
Resource accessibility Moderate High Moderate Moderate Moderate High High
Task definition High High Low High High High Moderate
System understanding High High High High High Moderate High
Cost effectiveness High High High High High High High