water resource Articles

  • Water resources

    Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful to humans. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Resources: An Evolving Landscape

    This chapter presents the history of thinking on water resources and how it has evolved over time. It analyzes paradigms proposed by the international community during the last half century in light of their decisive influence on the content (though not the implementation) of water policies in virtually all developed and developing countries. While paradigms have been an important part of global ...

  • Integrating water resources management

    The intention of this book is to showcase some of the most interesting aspects of IWRM in relation to the development and adoption of strategies and methodologies. Other related publications provide additional insights, see for example, the STRIVER website (www.striver.no) and the edited collection by Gooch and Stålnacke, (2010) on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable water resources governance

    Sustainability – whatever its structure and its terminology – has become the concept that indicates how natural resources should be used and developed. It is however an enigmatic concept that is often accused of lacking substance and meaning.  Nevertheless it has become increasingly embedded in the legal arrangements for the way in which natural resources – including water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water resources management

    Managing regional or national water resources demands the integration of patterns and processes of both natural and social systems. This is essential to achieve the optimum interaction of man and nature since every aspect of water use and disposal impinges on ecosystems to a greater or lesser extent. Sustainability is the key issue: how can sustainable yields by abstraction from rivers, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (GWP, 2000)

    The paper is divided into two main parts. The first part puts forward a strong case for applying IWRM globally and defines the IWRM concept and process. The second part provides additional advice and guidance on how IWRM could be implemented in different conditions. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Resource Information System

    Bristol Water (BW) approached HL to replace an obsolete water database used to help update water resource situations reports. HL was successful with its tender which included building a new water resource information system around the HydroLog4 time-series database combined with the Open Database Toolkit. The Water Resource Planning Manager, Martin Berry wanted to replace an in-house developed ...


    By Hydro International UK

  • Water scenario in India

    This paper gives the average annual rainfall in some states of India and discusses the water scenario of some metropolitan cities of India. The major river basins, medium river basins and various water resources of India are also listed, with emphasis on water resource planning and management in India.Keywords: water scenario, India, average annual rainfall, water resources, water resource ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of privatisation on the sustainability of water resources

    More than two and a half millennia ago, the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus said  “best of everything is water” (Biswas, 2005; p.229). Indeed, water still remains the source of life although the world has changed dramatically. Water is the most important natural resource on our planet Earth. It is the basis of life that all organisms depend on for survival. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public policies for negotiated water allocation: a dialogue between Thailand and Brazil

    This paper presents the authors' reflections regarding the collaborative studies and discussions on water resources among researchers from Thailand and Brazil. First, the similarities and differences between the countries regarding water resource management and policies are noted. Subsequently, the experiences and challenges of both countries in the negotiated allocation of water resources are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Our Journey towards Sustainable Water Resources Management: Preliminary Report by Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable

    Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) has been a subgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) since 2001 and operates under authority of OMB M-92-01. The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide an open forum for exchanging ideas and information to foster collaboration on ways to manage water resources in such a way that the resource and its uses may be sustained over the ...

  • Will the water resources of Israel, Palestine and Jordan remain sufficient to permit economic and social development for the foreseeable future?

    Scenario analysis suggests that by 2050 the population of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Jordan will have grown from 17.2 million to between 21.1 and 38.5 million people. These population scenarios are compared to a range of water resource scenarios that consider the effect of climate change, a possible redistribution of the region's shared water resources as a result of a peace ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Roadlog: water resources development projects in Southern California.

    Introduction Four projects will be visited as part of the 1999 San Diego Association of Geologists annual field trip, emphasizing water resources development projects in southern California underway at the turn of the 21st Century. This Roadlog directs you to the meeting location for the first day of the field trip, followed by a description of the route and a short summary of each major stop. ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • China calls for human–water harmony

    In order to achieve a more sustainable mode of development, the government of China declared its intention to build a harmonious socialist society, and the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) proposed ‘human–water harmony’. However, some problems still exist in China's water resources management (CWRM), which affect management performance and trigger acute water crisis. Nowadays, the human–water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable Development/Water Interactions

    Even though it is probably true that in more recent times the water planning and management procedures used in most parts of the world appear to have been reasonably adequate, it is now becoming increasingly questionable. A sustainable approach is now required. Yet, it is quite one thing to say “sustainable” in every breath, and another to create a sustainable system when the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Priority General Authorisations in rights-based water use authorisation in South Africa

    This article unravels the notions of justice in statutory water law in Sub-Saharan Africa in general and South Africa in particular. These laws, which allocate and regulate water resources, are licence (or permit) systems. Three forms of injustices are identified for small-scale water users who typically encompass all poor water users: the reinforcement of the historical injustices by which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Resolving water conflicts in the American West

    The American West is defined first and foremost by aridity, scarcity, and variability of water resources. In response to this geographic imperative, the region has evolved a robust menu of legal, institutional, and community-based approaches to managing water and conflicts at local, state, and national levels. While far from perfect, this framework may offer lessons to other regions throughout ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evolution of sustainable water resources indicators

    ABSTRACTThe Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) is one of several natural resource roundtables with government, corporate, and NGO participation. SWRR has been a subgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) since 2001, and operates under authority of OMB M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide an open forum for ...

  • Governance, rights, and resource development costs of water: lessons from post-war Japan

    To promote water resources development, many nations have established centralized administration such that the central government can hold an institutional authority with the ability to control water resources development and modify the modernization of water rights. This enables governments to clearly define the rights or introduce the principle of vested rights protection; however, volunteer ...


    By IWA Publishing

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