PAS-WATER is a flexible toolkit and consultancy service. It works on different spatial scales and develops iterative diagnosis cycles to provide information and evidence to build consensus among stakeholders and public administration for the adoption of a scheme of payments for adaptation services based on water harvesting.
Technology validated in lab.
Basic technological components are integrated to establish that they will work together. This is relatively “low fidelity” compared with the eventual system. Examples include integration of “ad hoc” hardware in the laboratory.
The main components of the system have been tested separately, and an initial integration exercise has been conducted.

How does it work?

PAS-WATER is run through three iterative steps under the aim of achieving a consolidated PAS scheme. In each step a series of intertwined activities are developed concerning the three main defined approaches: Water Accounting and Auditing; Funding and Payments Schemes; and Multi-Stakeholder Platform. PAS-WATER builds on these ideas by combining multiple scales and successive interactions to get solid agreements on water accounting, economic valuation of provided services, models and schemes for distribution of payments, funding mechanisms and responsibilities for the implementation. This information is provided through layers with different detail and integrated with the support of key stakeholders at the relevant scale.