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					Reflections from the
  MUS workshop:
 Costs and benefits
 23-24 February 2010
          Costs of the workshop
•   Time and energy of about 39 professionals
•   Coming from about 19 countries
•   Meeting for 2 days
•   In a beautiful castle in Oegstgeest
•   Sharing ideas, experiences and meals
Livelihood groups


               Government workers

               Donors / International
               organisation worker
               Researchers /
               knowledge workers
               NGO workers
                                   Benefits
Livelihood      Benefit
group
Donor /         •Keeping track on progress – monitoring
international   •The concept of multiple use SERVICES has been clarified
organisation
Government      •Introduction to the concept of mus
worker          •Learning from other countries
                •Sharing experiences
NGO worker      •Better understanding on what mus means and how it is implemented in
                different contexts
                •(still waiting for) Development of a general framework
                •Experiences of the MUS Group to build on
                •Ideas on how to optimize the use of water
                •Networking
Researcher /    •Able to exchange knowledge and information
knowledge       •Able to translate experiences from others to the own context
worker          •Chance to reconnect to high level discussion on mus
                •Being updated and getting further pointers to interesting work done
                •Higher level of conscientiousness on the costs and benefits
        The workshop in one word:
    enlightening                                                 theoretical
                           Multi-dimensional


Eye-opener         Cross-disciplinary                      Research-focus
                                         diversity

                      mixed                                                    unfocused

 Same-old                                             Narrow-focused
                                   MUS
                                                                                Too-wide

                   good
                                               realistic
    floating                                                                   sharing

                                                            learning
                   Slow-progress

				
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