WCUGWestern Computer User Group (Western Washington University)
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The third kind of participation resulted out of specific issues which have concerned smaller community groupings, such as the Franschhoek Community and the West Coast User Group (WCUG) mentioned in earlier.
Debates around water quality are led by Dr Martin Fourie (a retired engineer) of West Coast User Group (WCUG) who has the scientific knowledge to be able to challenge DWAF and Ninham Shand's projections of the effects of the dam on the Berg River estuary.
This does not necessarily translate into general passivity however--the Franschhoek Community's and WCUG's stance on the BWP dam building process shows that participatory fora can still be used in ways which allow for community mobilisation--although the outcomes of challenges in such public spaces may be less than satisfactory to the less powerful participants.