river basin management Articles

  • Sustainability in the Humber River Basin

    The Humber River Basin (HBR) responds to critical issues facing decision-makers concerning climate change and the sustainability of the HRB and its environments. The basin and its component watersheds represent an excellent platform from which to develop and integrate science and policy. The research presented herein is considered an important prerequisite to developing a more scientifically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative Research on River Basin Management in Korea and Japan

    This research aims to explore the mode of River Basin Management (RBM) in Korea and Japan with a comparative perspective. The efforts of implementation of RBM in Korea have included the several attempts to enact the Basic Water Bill, and river basin environmental offices and committees in the four major rivers. Japan has also endeavored to introduce policy efforts to accommodate the new approach ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Institutional arrangements for integrated river basin management

    This paper considers the institutional arrangements that are needed and that being developed to enable communities to depart from sectoral and isolated water management in order to reach a higher level of integration. Key aspects are described that should be properly handled to manage river basins as a whole and in an integrated way. The justification for various countries to opt for systems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Economies of Scale & Scope in River Basin Management

    Water management in most parts of the world has long followed a pattern of functional specialization (FS). Water agencies, companies, or departments of government supply water. Other agencies, companies, or ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Challenge and response in the Mississippi River Basin

    This paper discusses the historic and contemporary challenges in the management of the lower Mississippi River Basin, and describes the evolving role of the federal government in addressing these challenges. In the early eighteenth century, the federal government was responsible for maintaining a navigable channel. After repeated calls by states for federal assistance with flood control and a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • River basin organization performance indicators: application to the Delaware River basin commission

    This paper reports the development of performance indicators of a river basin management organization's ability to undertake integrated water resources management, and applies them to a US basin organization: a river basin commission. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and integrated river basin management (IRBM) are defined, in the context of international and US advances in IWRM and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenge and response in the Colorado River Basin

    The Colorado River Basin supplies water to roughly 40 million people in the south-western United States. A complex interstate regime that has evolved across the past century governs allocation and management of these coveted flows, and formidable challenges face this regime in contemporary times – a historical era aptly dubbed the ‘era of limits’. This paper illuminates ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring micropollutants in the Swist river basin

    Micropollutant pathways were studied for the Swist river basin (Western Germany). The aim was to verify the effectiveness of a monitoring approach to detect micropollutants entering the river. In a separate sewer system, water was frequently found to be contaminated with micropollutants. Improper connections of sewage canals to the stormwater network seemed to be the cause of pollution. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using ISO 14001 environmental management system in developing the Ireland East River basin district river basin management system

    European Union (EU) member states are required under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) to adopt a comprehensive integrated basin-based water management approach with the ultimate objective of attaining or maintaining “good” water quantity, quality and ecology status. More specifically, the WFD requires implementation of an integrated monitoring and management system for all waters within the ...

  • Implementing integrated river basin management in the Red River Basin, Vietnam: a solution looking for a problem?

    Several water policy principles considered to be modern and internationally sanctioned have recently been adopted by Vietnam. This article focuses on the establishment of the Red River Basin Organization but expands its analysis to the wider transformations of the water sector that impinge on the formation and effectiveness of this organization. It shows that the promotion of integrated water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • River basin planning: Principles, procedures and approaches for strategic basin planning

    Water provides the lifeblood of natural systems, societies and economies. People have lived near and on rivers, lakes, wetlands and deltas for many centuries. Rivers provide a multitude of services such as water supply, waste assimilation, fisheries, energy production, flood attenuation, spiritual, cultural and recreational benefits, and the habitat that supports a wide range of ecosystems. It is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Flow Modeling of Gundal Sub-basin in Kabini River Basin, India

    Abstract: Accurate estimation of groundwater recharge is extremely important for proper management of groundwater system especially in semi-arid regions. Many different approaches exist for estimating recharge. This study deals with groundwater modeling for assessing the groundwater balance and estimating the recharge in the Gundal sub-basin, which is located in a semi-arid portion of the Kabini ...


  • Integrative River Basin Management- Synergies and target areas in the Ilmenau catchment area

    The sub-project SAWA-Ilmenau was run by the working group on Sustainable Land Development at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg under the leadership of Prof. Dr.Mariele Evers, supported by Julia Mußbach and Philipp Arndt (both MSc Environmental Science), Aklilu Teklesadik (Hydroinformatics) and Monika Tischbierek (MSc Engineering). The project work concentrated on the field of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An environmental perspective on the water management policies of the Upper Delaware River Basin

    Since 1954, the Delaware River has been managed under the framework of a Supreme Court decree and the subsequent concomitant intergovernmental collaboration between New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York City (NYC) and the US federal government. Taking an environmental perspective, we review the evolution of water release policies for three NYC reservoirs from the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tools to improve the management of transboundary river basins for disaster risk reduction

    This paper firstly presents a brief overview of the complex environment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR), analyzing characteristics of the major hazards and actors involved. Secondly, it argues that the SADC Water Division and International River Basin Organizations (RBOs) in Southern Africa can play a crucial role in DRR ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characteristics of active local water management districts in the Red River Basin

    As new demands for water management emerge, water managers need to evolve and accept new roles and new ways of working. Local water management districts with traditional water quantity roles need to adopt new activities and new ways of working in order to support basin-wide water quality and flood control initiatives. This paper presents an empirical analysis of the adoption of twenty-two ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Freshwater, climate change and adaptation in the Ganges River Basin

    Climate change is one of the drivers of change in the Ganges River Basin, together with population growth, economic development and water management practices. These changing circumstances have a significant impact on key social and economic sectors of the basin, largely through changes in water quantity, quality and timing of availability. This paper evaluates the impact of water on changing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Jordan River basin: at the crossroads between conflict and cooperation

    Several previous manuscripts have identified an opportunity to create a positive–sum outcome for fresh water development and use by the five riparians of the Jordan River basin, in which all parties would receive enhanced resources concurrently, over time. This relies on the development of 'new water' coupled to the more efficient use of the existing water supplies. The application of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Situational analysis of Nairobi River Basin (NRB)

    Nairobi River Basin (NRB) remains an important ecosystem owing to its endowment with natural resources and its socio-economic value to Kenyans. However, it is vulnerable due to poor resource management, pollution and an increase in the rising population. Environmental flow is thus necessary to assess and plan on how best to maintain adequate quality and quantity of water resources that people ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drought planning and management: experience in the Seyhan River Basin, Turkey

    The focus of this study was to integrate drought planning and management into local and regional decision-making processes in the Seyhan River Basin, which is the second-largest basin after the Nile in the Eastern Mediterranean and agriculturally one of the most productive regions in Turkey and Europe. The methodological approach consisted of two steps: Step 1 – review and analyse historical ...


    By IWA Publishing

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