Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Theory Book

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Theory


  • Author : Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-10-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 0080551416

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Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists. · Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues · Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples · A wide collection of exercises and project examples based on real-world case studies (with complete solutions)

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Practice Book

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Practice


  • Author : Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-10-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 0080551424

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Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Practice Excerpt :

A participatory and integrated procedure for the planning of water resources is presented and illustrated through its application to a real-world case study: the planning of a trans-boundary, multi-purpose, regulated lake. Methods and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Optimal Control, Decision and Negotiation Theory are presented and framed in a comprehensive and coherent procedure for the efficient development of the decision-making process. Relevant theoretical and mathematical aspects are briefly presented for the non-expert reader, as well as all those practical details that are often omitted in texts, but that constitute the very essence of a project and make the difference between a successful project and a failure. The book provides practicing professionals, decision-makers and scientists with a complete, immediate example of application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm. Complete development of a real world application of IWRM Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management Book

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management


  • Author : Andrea Castelletti
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-10-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0080466028

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Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management Excerpt :

The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) paradigm has been worldwide recognized as the only feasible way currently available to ensure a sustainable perspective in planning and managing water resource systems. It is the inspiring principle of the Water Framework Directive, adopted by the European Union in 2000, as well as the main reference for all the water related activity of UNESCO in the third world countries. However, very often, real world attempts of implementing IWRM fail for the lack of a systematic approach and the inadequacy of tools and techniques adopted to address the intrinsically complex nature of water systems. This book explores recent and important contributions of System Analysis and Control Theory to the technical application of such paradigm and to the improvement of its theoretical basis. Its prior aim is to demonstrate how the modelling and computational difficulties posed by this paradigm might be significantly reduced by strengthening the efficiency of the solution techniques, instead of weakening the integration requirements. The first introductory chapter provides the reader with a logical map of the book, by formalizing the IWRM paradigm in a nine-step decisional procedure and by identifying the points where the contribution of System Analysis and Control Theory is more useful. The book is then organized in three sections whose chapters analyze some theoretical and mathematical aspects of these contributions or presents design applications. The outstanding research issues on the border between System Analysis and IWRM is depicted in the last chapter, where a pull of scientists and experts, coordinated by Prof. Tony Jakeman describe the foreseeable scenario. The book is based on the most outstanding contributions to the IFAC workshop on Modelling and Control for Participatory Planning and Managing Water Systems held in Venice, September 28- October 1, 2004. That workshop has been conceived and organized with the explicit purpose o

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management Book

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management


  • Author : Shimelis Gebriye Setegn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319121949

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The main focus of this book is sustainable management of water resources in a changing climate. The book also addresses the question of how to define and measure the sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The sustainability of IWRM is an important issue when planning and/or developing policies that consider the impact of climate change, water governance and ecohydrology in the context of a more holistic approach to ensure sustainable management of water resources. Sustainable IWRM is more about processes, and relatively little systematic or rigorous work has been done to articulate what components are the most essential to ensure the ongoing sustainability of IWRM efforts. The chapters cover topics including global prospective of IWRM; allocation of environmental flows in IWRM; echohydrology, water resources and environmental sustainability; climate change and IWRM; IWRM and water governance including social, economic, public health and cultural aspects; climate change resiliency actions related to water resources management sustainability and tools in support of sustainability for IWRM. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, water resources mangers, policy and decision makers, donors, international institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, educators, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. It is a useful reference for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), ecohydrology, climate change impact and adaptations, water governance, environmental flows, geographic information system and modeling tools, water and energy nexus and related topics.

Adaptive and Integrated Water Management Book

Adaptive and Integrated Water Management


  • Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-12-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540759416

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Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. This book presents the very latest studies, methods and innovations for managing our water resources from the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. The book addresses a wide interdisciplinary audience of scientists and professionals from academia, industry, and those involved in policy making.

Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning  Management and Governance Book

Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning Management and Governance


  • Author : Jan Franklin Adamowski
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Integrated water development
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 1887201866

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"Provides a broad overview of the most important and emerging concepts, frameworks, methods and tools in the areas of integrated water resource management (IWRM) and adaptive management (AM)."--

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World Book

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World


  • Author : Dietrich Borchardt
  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-06-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780405261

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This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book summarise the main messages issuing from the conference and contains selected papers which were presented during the conference, either as keynote lectures in plenary sessions or as submitted papers in one of the thematic sessions. The key themes of the book are: Water resources in changing environments Groundwater management Technologies and implementation Water management indicators at different scales Information and decision support systems Water governance: actors and institutions The book provides an overview on important issues concerning the conceptual framework of integrated water resources management (IWRM). All presentations and abstracts and the corresponding PowerPoint presentations as well as a video recording of the panel discussion are available at the conference website http://www.bmbf.iwrm2011.de. Readers are encouraged to complete their review of the conference and its messages by consulting this interesting on-line source of accompanying scientific material.

IWR Report Book

IWR Report


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Water resources development
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924077995433

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Integrated Water Resources Management  Concept  Research and Implementation Book

Integrated Water Resources Management Concept Research and Implementation


  • Author : Dietrich Borchardt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 781
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319250717

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This book reviews the concept, contemporary research efforts and the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The IWRM concept was established as an international guiding water management paradigm in the early 1990ies and has become a vital approach to solving the problems associated with the topic of water. The book summarizes fourteen comprehensive IWRM research projects with worldwide coverage and analyses their motivations, settings, approaches and implementation of results. Aiming to be an up-to-date interdisciplinary scientific reference, this book provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of contemporary IWRM research, examples of science based implementations and a synthesis of the lessons learnt. It concludes with some major future challenges, the solving of which will further strengthen the IWRM concept.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region Book

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region


  • Author : Redouane Choukr-Allah
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400747562

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This book puts great emphasis on the importance of Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM as the way forward towards food, water, and energy security. It offers better ways and means of managing the limited water resources; using water more efficiently; adopting new policies in order to cope with climate change and drought; increase water supply through the use of non conventional water resources, especially waste water; inducing stakeholders participation and information exchange and raise public awareness to the value of water. It is an important book for all those involved in all aspects of water resources and contains valuable information for scientists, researchers, farmers, extension services and students.

Water Governance  Stakeholder Engagement  and Sustainable Water Resources Management Book

Water Governance Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainable Water Resources Management


  • Author : Sharon B. Megdal
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038424468

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Water Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, and Sustainable Water Resources Management" that was published in Water

Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi Arid Lands Book

Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi Arid Lands


  • Author : Ondieki, Christopher Misati
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522527206

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Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi Arid Lands Excerpt :

The management of water resources is extremely important for survival. Depending on the climate, certain regions require different strategies to maintain sustainable hydrological systems. Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands is a crucial scholarly resource that outlines current trends in water management and offers solutions for the future of this growing field. Highlighting pertinent topics such as hydrological processes modelling, satellite hydrology, water pollution, and climate resources, this publication is ideal for environmental engineers, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are eager to discover more about the issues and processes currently shaping water management technology.

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Integrated Water Resources Management


  • Author : Miguel A. Mariño
  • Publisher : International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 1901502716

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The Economics of Water Book

The Economics of Water


  • Author : Georg Meran
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030484859

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This open access textbook provides a concise introduction to economic approaches and mathematical methods for the study of water allocation and distribution problems. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, it discusses and analyzes central issues in integrated water resource management, water tariffs, water markets, and transboundary water management. By illustrating the interplay between the hydrological cycle and the rules and institutions that govern today’s water allocation policies, the authors develop a modern perspective on water management. Moreover, the book presents an in-depth assessment of the political and ethical dimensions of water management and its institutional embeddedness, by discussing distribution issues and issues of the enforceability of human rights in managing water resources. Given its scope, the book will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics and engineering, as well as practitioners in the water sector, seeking a deeper understanding of economic approaches to the study of water management.

Co Engineering and Participatory Water Management Book

Co Engineering and Participatory Water Management


  • Author : Katherine A. Daniell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107012318

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A trans-disciplinary book offering evaluation-based approaches for effective participatory interventions, for academic researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in water management.