water resource management Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Integrated Water Resources Management: Basic Concepts

    Definition Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been defined by the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) as "a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • IWRM and Water Efficiency Plans by 2005: Why, What and How? (GWP 2004)

    This paper is targeted at senior managers in ministries and agencies responsible for addressing national water resources management issues, and its principal aim is to help stakeholders implement reform processes in water resources management and to guide development towards more integrated approaches. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Principles of international water law: creating effective transboundary water resources management

    This article summarises the principles of international water law related to transboundary water resources management and analyses to what extent these principles are incorporated in recent international conventions and treaties. The study reveals that principle of equitable and reasonable utilisation, obligation not to cause significant harm, principles of cooperation, information exchange, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated water resources management under a new global scenario

    Integrated water resources management is a long-standing paradigm that needs to be reaffirmed and strengthened in light of current environmental changes and new development priorities at the international level. A review of progress toward internationally agreed goals related to water provides information on four areas of action that require increased attention. Further, the analysis of pathways ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Rationalising water policy and the institutional and water governance arrangements in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Integrated water resources management approaches have been developed worldwide to improve water resources management practices. There are however, lingering issues with reference to the applicability of its integrated principles, especially when shifting from policy to practice (action). By conducting an exploratory case study in the Sao Paulo State, Brazil, this paper explores different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Framework and Guidelines for Moving Toward Sustainable Water Resources Management

    Because water is essential for survival, it touches every sector of life – environmental, economic, and social. There are no policies, practices, or procedures in any sector that do not directly or indirectly affect water. Many water resources management frameworks, however, typically focus on only one or two of these sectors. To move toward sustainability, it is critical that water resources ...

  • First Nation capacity in Québec to practise integrated water resources management

    Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been identified by the United Nations as a critical component of effective and sustainable water resources management in the future. This research examined the extent to which IWRM is practised among First Nations (FN) in Canada. This study also developed and applied an analytical framework to assess the overall capacity of two FN communities in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable water resource management: the science behind the scene

    Working in the field of research is—in very many respects—challenging and intriguing. In fact, we as researchers are eager to challenge the unknown although we never can reach the ultimate truth. The most we can hope to accomplish is to draw, on the basis of new evidence and understanding, a model of the world that brings us closer to reality than any previous model. Progress along this road is ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Tools for keeping IWRM strategic planning on track (GWP, 2006)

    How do you ensure that the process of formulating your Integrated Water Resources Management plan or strategy1 moves forward smoothly and includes all the steps needed to pave the way for successful implementation and, ultimately, to catalyze positive change? The following brief describes how two project ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Inadequacy of positivistic research to explain complexity of water management

    The paper looks at alternative scientific research approaches and traditions related to Water Resources Management (WRM) and Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services. How can they explain the problem-oriented water governance challenges, and how do they apply to multi- and inter-disciplinary research? It is argued that the bias in favour of a positivistic approach and natural sciences in water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Resources Management and Modeling

    Hydrology is the science that deals with the processes governing the depletion and replenishment of water resources of the earth's land areas. The purpose of this book is to put together recent developments on hydrology and water resources engineering. First section covers surface water modeling and second section deals with groundwater modeling. The aim of this book is to focus attention on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why isn't IWRM working in the Caribbean?

    At the global level, it appears that acceptance for integrated water resources management (IWRM) has been growing. In a status report by the United Nations in 2012, 82% of the 134 nations which responded indicated that they had embarked on reforms to achieve integrated approaches to water resources management. Over the last decade in the Caribbean there have been similar IWRM agendas. However, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate change: a critical challenge for the water sector

    This paper presents an overview of the impacts of climate variability and the expected consequences of climate change in India, and discusses possible solutions for coping with those changes within the context of integrated water resource management.Keywords: climate change, coastal zone management, nuclear desalination, India, water resources, water resource ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In the image of the market: the Chilean model of water resources management

    Chile's free-market Water Code turned 20 years old in October 2001. This anniversary was an important milestone for both Chilean and international debates about water policy, because Chile has become the world's leading example of the free-market approach to water law and economics and water resources management - the textbook case of treating water rights, not merely as private property, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Scenario tools for environmental planning. Supporting integrated coastal zone and water resources management in two Greek islands

    This article critically examines the usefulness of scenarios in supporting environment-development planning, drawing from the experience of two differentiated case studies: integrated coastal zone in the Greek island of Rhodes (a country pilot project of the Coastal Area Management Programme implemented under the auspices of UNEP's Mediterranean Action Plan) and a more recent application on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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