How to complete the survey
Scoring: For each question, a score between 0 and 100 should be selected, in increments of 10, unless the country judges the question to be ‘not applicable (n/a)’. It is not possible to omit questions. The score selection is guided by descriptive text for six thresholds, which are specific to each question. If you judge that the degree of implementation to be between two thresholds, the increment of 10 between the two thresholds may be selected. The potential scores that may be given for each question are: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100.
The thresholds for each question are defined sequentially. This means that the criteria for all lower levels of implementation must be met in order for a country to respond that it has reached a specific level of implementation for each question. Furthermore, if an aspect of IWRM is specified in a lower threshold, it is implicit that this aspect is also addressed in the higher thresholds for that question. Bold text in the thresholds helps the reader differentiate between thresholds.
The thresholds are indicative and are meant to guide users in choosing the most appropriate responses, i.e. selected responses should be a reasonable match, but do not have to be a perfect match, as each country is unique.
Justifications: for each question, there is one optional free-text fields where the respondent can comment on the degree of implementation as it relates to the threshold descriptions, e.g., refer to relevant activities/initiatives/laws/policies/plans/strategies or similar; barriers/enablers;