STEER - Steering competence for achieving the aims of integrated water management

Funding: German Ministry of Research and Education

Duration of project

June 2017 - September 2020


The Steer project is financed by the German Ministry of Research and Education. In analyses Institutions and Governance in intersectoral coordination in river basin management (Nexus Governance) (STEER - Steering competence for achieving the aims of integrated water management). The project will be undertaken by the Section on International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance of the University of Kassel, in collaboration with the University of Osnabrück (Coordination), the German Institute for Development Research (DIE-GDI) and Ecologic and other partners worldwide. Tasks of Uni Kassel are coordination of the work package concerning comparative analysis of nexus governance in five case studies, development of a conceptual and methodological framework, collaboration on the development of indicators for measuring the performance of governance, execution of the Spanish case study (Gathering of primary and secondary data in the Guadalquivir basin), coordination of stakeholder workshops in Spain.

Briefing Paper on water governance in Spain

Briefing Paper published on policy recommendations to address coordination challenges between the water and agricultural sector in the Guadalquivir river basin in Southern Spain. This publication is a product of the BMBF-funded research project STEER (2017-2020).

Policy Brief - english

Policy Brief - deutsch