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Nestos River Delta, Greece

The four phase methodology that links the »Research themes was followed in Nestos River Delta, producing results that are specific to this study site. 


Phase A: Establish contexts & goals   Socio-cultural, economic and environmental context  »Study site location & description
Stakeholders, goals and drivers of change 

»Stakeholders and their sustainability goals

»Drivers, policies and laws

»Gender related issues

Status of land degradation, sustainable land management and risk  »Land degradation and conservation maps
»Evaluating the desertification risk assessment tool with local experimental results
Phase B: Identify, evaluate and select SLM options   Identification, documentation and evaluation of sustainable land management options  »Identifying strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 1
»Evaluating strategies: technologies and approaches documented 
Prioritize and select remediation options with stakeholders

»Selecting strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 2 




Phase C: Trial SLM options and model regional effects  Trial SLM technologies in field experiments, including scientific and stakeholder monitoring

»Field experiments

»Freshwater flusing: experimental results and conclusions

Biophysical and economic effects at field and regional scale »Simulated biophysical impact of remediation strategies and their financial viability
Phase D: Conclusions and key messages for extension & policy  Evaluation of remediation options and preparation of recommendations

»Evaluation of experimental results by stakeholders: Stakeholder Workshop 3

Strategy for disseminating recommendations for extension and national policy

»Highlight conclusions

»Dissemination strategy

»Scientific publications 



# Article Title
1 Contact the Nestos River Delta study site team
2 Study site location & description
3 Stakeholders and their sustainability goals
4 Drivers, policies and laws
5 Gender-related issues
6 Land degradation and conservation maps
7 Evaluating the desertification risk assessment tool with local experimental results
8 Identifying strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 1
9 Evaluating strategies: technologies and approaches documented
10 Selecting strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 2
11 Field experiments
12 Freshwater flushing: experimental results and conclusions
13 Simulated biophysical impact of remediation strategies and their financial viability
14 Evaluation of remediation recommendations: Stakeholder Workshop 3
15 Highlight conclusions
16 Dissemination strategy
17 Scientific publications


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