International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

5.7 - Causal chain analysis workshop

The objective of this workshop is to produce a comprehensive list of immediate, underlying and root causes for the priority transboundary problems with information on linkages between different levels, which the TDA development team has reached a consensus on.

The Causal Chain Analysis Workshop could be combined with the inception meeting if time allows, although in order to ensure that the outputs from the transboundary problem and impacts workshops are more fully developed, a separate causal chain meeting is advisable.

To compromise, it is possible to get basic causal chain information during the inception meeting and then either run a more focused causal chain meeting further into the process or task a regional consultant to produce first draft causal chains, to be presented at the Thematic report meeting.

More details on the layout and structure of the causal chain analysis workshop can be found here.