Keywords: integrated water management, integrated urban water management, IUWM, adaptive management paradigm shift, Germany, UK, England, water governance, sustainable development, sustainability, innovation
Why is Germany 30 years ahead of England?
The question is asked why Germany in the field of water management is 30 years ahead of England? In terms of the delivery of integrated urban water management technologies, Germany is indeed 20 to 30 years in advance of England. The comparison is made on 12 dimensions and illustrates how dramatic the effect of governance can be in the adoption of innovations in water management and hence the shift to sustainable development.