water resource management Articles

  • Water Communication: Analysis of Strategies and Campaigns from the Water Sector

    Water Communication is a vital resource for communication managers, utility managers, policy makers involved in water management and students in water sciences and environment. Continue reading the full ...


    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

  • 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

  • Mainstreaming gender in IWRM strategies and plans: practical steps for practitioners (GWP, 2006)

    This brief is designed to provide water professionals with an overview of how to mainstream gender in the development of integrated water resources management strategies and plans. Continue reading the full ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Letter to my Minister (GWP, 2000)

    This paper is a personal contribution from Ivan Cheret in support of IWRM as a means towards coordinating the development and management of water, land, and related resources to provide water security for all. Continue reading the full ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water is a catalyst for peace

    This papers presents a reflection about the work of the World Commission on Dams during the past two years. The reasons for and against large river dams are discussed, the sources of conflict explored, and arguments advanced for the importance of using water resources governance as a catalyst for cooperation and peace.Keywords: conflict management, dams, peace, rivers, water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • A review on interaction of groundwater and surface water

    Interactions between groundwater and surface water play a fundamental role in water resources management. The movement of water between groundwater and surface water should be investigated in view of both quantity and quality aspects of water resources. In this paper, an attempt is made to define the primary concepts of this interaction and to illustrate a case study undertaken in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dynamic cooperation in international law and the shadow of state sovereignty in the context of transboundary waters (Part 2)

    Introduction Part 1 International law and the duty to cooperate Origins of the duty to cooperate in international law Transboundary water resources management as a case study for the duty to cooperate: sovereignty as the grand challenge The global water challenge with a focus on transboundary water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Source Catchments - Better Future for Catchment Managers

    Applying a whole-of-catchment approach to water management is now possible thanks to Source Catchments, the first component of eWater’s integrated water modelling suite, eWater Source to be publicly released. A water quality and quantity model, Source Catchments is designed to help natural resource managers and consultants develop targets, prioritise improvement programs and measure ...


    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

  • Innovative renewal strategies for optimized pipeline management

    Using risk-based data analysis and innovative renewal strategies, two US water systems show how utilities can avoid full pipeline replacement, reduce service interruptions, and save money. As this informative Opflow article discusses, by more precisely understanding the condition of buried infrastructure, water utilities can more effectively focus resources to prolong safety and increase ...

  • Integrated water resources management and drought risk management in Japan

    Japan has experienced several severe drought disasters in the past and is still suffering from drought conditions in some parts of the country every year. To cope with the drought disasters, Japan takes three types of countermeasures: (i) water resources planning and development as supply side measures; (ii) promotion of efficient water use as demand side measures; and (iii) coordinated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy, climate change, and sustainable water management

    The prevailing analysis of a truly sustainable water system or utility has both expanded and deepened within the industry and at the Environmental Protection Agency. The author cites water resources as one of many areas that already manifest profound effects from climate change and says it is time to start planning and building for a very different future if we are to avoid disruptions to our ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Water Quality - UN Water Policy Brief

    This policy brief is a collaborative output of UN-Water members and partners directed at practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers in water resource management and other relevant sectors. The policy brief outlines the challenges and trends, drivers and impacts related to water quality. It also presents four strategies that form the basis of policy solutions. It concludes by detailing a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water resourses management and natural environment changes in ancient Pleurona, Greece

    The main point of the paper is to present the adaptation of ancient Pleurona to the natural environment and its changes as well as the means used by the inhabitants to exploit the available water resources to their advantage in the most efficient ways. The geomorphological profile and geoarcheological evidence present the study area. The presentation of water resources in ancient Pleurona is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Canada`s Ecosystem Initiatives

    Canada’s Ecosystem Initiatives are aimed at creating a healthy environment and healthy communities through multi-partnerships, focusing on science, sharing in-formation and experiences, pooling resources, and ecological priorities. The com-mon goals of all ecosystem initiatives are to improve air quality, water quality and to protect important habitats and species through partnerships between ...


    By Springer

  • Studies on Water Management Issues

    This book shares knowledge gained through water management related research. It describes a broad range of approaches and technologies, of which have been developed and used by researchers for managing water resource problems. This multidisciplinary book covers water management issues under surface water management, groundwater management, water quality management, and water resource planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

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