This collection of case studies demonstrates examples of successful implementation of bottom-up approaches (BUA) across the globe. Each case utilizes components of BUA within the planning, decision making, and/or implementation processes. Browse through these case studies using the interactive map below, or search for specific terms to find examples relevant to your interests. Continue to the bottom of the page to submit your own.


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We are always looking to learn about others' experiences implementing bottom-up approaches in a variety of planning, decision making, and management contexts. Download the case study template here and let us know about your project. Upon review, selected cases will be featured in the Knowledge Platform's case study database.

About the Knowledge Platform

The Knowledge Platform is designed to promote and showcase an emerging set of approaches to water resources management that address climate change and other uncertainties — increasing the use of "bottom-up approaches" through building capacity towards implementation, informing relevant parties, engaging in discussion, and creating new networks. This is an ongoing project of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) funded by the World Bank Group.

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