Foundations for Source-to-Sea Management: Toolkit

Toolkit Published: June 2020

The Foundations for Source-to-Sea Management Toolkit is a companion to Implementing the Source-to-Sea Approach: A Guide for Practitioners and Source-to-Sea Framework for Marine Litter Prevention: Preventing Plastic Leakage from River Basins developed as a result of piloting the source-to-sea approach in the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin, Viet Nam, and Lake Hawassa Sub Basin, Ethiopia .

The toolkit provides examples of how to do a source-to-sea priority flow assessment report, stakeholder assessment and governance baseline.

It includes worksheet templates to capture learning from Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the source-to-sea approach, with particular attention to the source-to-sea nature of the characterization of priority flows, assessment of stakeholders and of governance instruments and institutions. These are provided as both worksheets to be filled during workshops and as templates to be filled for desktop study and analysis. Completed examples from the pilot studies are also offered.

These are complemented by case studies to help understand the benefits of the source-to-sea approach to management and the lessons learned outlining insights to support their implementation. These knowledge resources are freely available to all that wish to apply the source-to-sea approach.  

Documents for download

Step 1: Characterization – Completed Reports:

Source-to-Sea Analysis of Plastic Waste Management in Vu Gia –Thu Bon River Basin

Source-to-Sea Analysis of Plastic Waste Management in Vu Gia –Thu Bon River Basin (Vietnamese)

Source-to-Lake Analysis of Plastic Waste Management in Lake Hawassa Basin 

Source to-Lake Characterization of sediment flows in Lake Hawassa Sub-Basin

Step 2: Engage – Completed Reports and Worksheets:

Source-to-sea stakeholder assessment for the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin: Plastic Pollution 

Source-to-sea stakeholder assessment for Lake Hawassa Sub-Basin: Sediment Erosion 

Source-to-sea stakeholder assessment for the Lake Hawassa Sub-Basin: Plastic Pollution 

Worksheet – Stakeholder Analysis for Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin: Plastic Pollution 

Worksheet – Stakeholder Analysis for Lake Hawassa Sub-Basin: Sediment Erosion 

Worksheet – Stakeholder Analysis for Lake Hawassa Sub-Basin: Plastic Pollution 

Step 3: Diagnose – Completed Reports and Worksheets:

Governance Baseline Report: Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia, Plastic Pollution 

Governance Baseline Report Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia: Sediment Erosion

Worksheet – Governance Baseline Analysis (Institutions): Lake Hawassa Sub Basin, Plastic Pollution 

Worksheet – Governance Baseline Analysis (Instruments): Lake Hawassa Basin Plastic Pollution

Worksheet – Governance Baseline Analysis (Institutions): Lake Hawassa Basin Sediment Erosion

Worksheet – Governance Baseline Analysis (Instruments): Lake Hawassa Basin Sediment Erosion

Worksheet – Governance Baseline Analysis (Institutions): Vu Gia-Thu Bon Plastic Pollution

Worksheet – Governance Baseline Analysis (Instruments): Vu Gia-Thu Bon Plastic Pollution

Worksheet Templates:

Workshop format (PDF)

Excel format – please contact s2splatform@siwi.org