Table 1. Prioritizing policy issues addressed in the Scheldt River basin case. Each of the 17 participants had three votes to distribute.

Policy issue Votes: study site team Votes: stakeholder representatives Total votes
Seaward protection of the coast 0 0 0
Climate-proof water management 7 6 13
How to solve transboundary issues in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive
3

12

15
Opportunities for aquaculture 3 2 5
Restoration of estuarine dynamics 1 2 3
How to accommodate wind parks, tidal power plants, and marinas 4 4 8
Future of the Antwerp-Rotterdam shipping corridor 1 0 1
Harbour expansion in the delta 5 1 6
How to accommodate urban overspill and increasing mobility 0 0 0