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 Book Description :

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

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Theory Book

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Theory


  • Author : Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science
  • Release Date : 2007-10-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 0444530134

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Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Theory Book Description :

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)

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 Book Description :

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

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 : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400747555

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Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region Book Description :

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.

Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning  Management and Governance Book

Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning Management and Governance


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

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Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning Management and Governance Book Description :

"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)."--

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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Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management Book Description :

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.

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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Integrated Water Resources Management Concept Research and Implementation Book Description :

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.

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 : 3540759417

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Adaptive and Integrated Water Management Book Description :

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 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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Integrated Water Resources Management Concept Research and Implementation Book Description :

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 Management Book

Integrated Water Management


  • Author : P. Meire
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-11-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402065521

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Integrated Water Management Book Description :

Integrated Water Management (IWM) deals with the planning and management of water resources by integrating the different issues involved, including ecological, economic, technical legislative, and transboundary. This book offers a general framework for IWM. It includes both the different environmental problems that affect the very different ecosystems and the main methodologies able to face the problem of IWM.

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 : 2013-06-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780405261

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Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World Book Description :

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.

The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook Book

The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook


  • Author : Jaroslav Mysiak
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2010-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844077922

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The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook Book Description :

The complexity of current water resource management poses many challenges. Water managers need to solve a range of interrelated water dilemmas, such as balancing water quantity and quality, flooding, drought, maintaining biodiversity and ecological functions and services, in a context where human beliefs, actions and values play a central role. Furthermore, the growing uncertainties of global climate change and the long term implications of management actions make the problems even more difficult. This book, based on extensive collaborative research from the NeWater (New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management Under Uncertainty) project, explains the benefits, outcomes and lessons learned from adaptive water management (AWM). In essence AWM is a way of responding to uncertainty by designing policy measures which are provisional and incremental, subject to subsequent modification in response to environmental change and other variables. The book consists of 13 chapters, of which the first and last ones summarise the main points made in favour of adaptive management. The first part provides an overview of the major challenges faced as a result of pressures such as climate change and demographic development. It also describes how these challenges have been dealt with in the past and why past practices are inadequate for the future. From this background, the concepts of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and AWM are explained, along with their theoretical origins and practical implementation. The second part describes water management tools and instruments and their use in AWM. The last and largest part of the book consists of a description of cases and lessons learned in seven river basins from across Europe, West Asia and Africa: the Elbe, Rhine, Guadiana, Tisza, Orange, Nile and Amudarya. These illustrate the key challenges of adaptive water management, especially when rivers cross national boundaries, creating additional problems of governance.

Integrated Water Resources Management Book

Integrated Water Resources Management


  • Author : Peter P Mollinga
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Release Date : 2006-12-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132102823

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Integrated Water Resources Management Book Description :

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has become the international label for the ‘new approach’ to water resources management. This volume, and in fact the entire series, investigates how this global concept resonates with regional, national and local concerns in South Asia. This is the first volume in a new series under the aegis of the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) and explains the IWRM. This volume begins by tracking the emergence of IWRM as a central notion in water debates. It then discusses the European experience with IWRM in the context of the European Water Framework Directive—the most comprehensive attempt so far at an IWRM-based water governance and management system. Thereafter, the book turns to South Asia. Among other things, the contributors argue that: - in South Asia, IWRM is a concept in search of a constituency, and not a concept that has emerged from regional or local practice; - understanding and implementing IWRM requires interdisciplinary analysis and frameworks; - IWRM is a ‘boundary’ concept—plastic enough to adapt to local needs and the constraints of several parties employing it, yet robust enough to maintain a common identity across sites; - there are issues and limits in transplanting the model of river basin organizations, a central thrust within the global IWRM discourse; and — a focus on water alone may be misguided, and that IWRM should look intensely at land-water linkages.

Stakeholder Participation in Developing Institutions for Integrated Water Resources Management  Lessons from Asia Book

Stakeholder Participation in Developing Institutions for Integrated Water Resources Management Lessons from Asia


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  • Publisher : IWMI
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 :

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Stakeholder Participation in Developing Institutions for Integrated Water Resources Management Lessons from Asia Book Description :

A five-country river basin study in Asia used a participatory method for diagnostic investigations to learn about contextual processes, as well as for stakeholder consultation to develop action plans. The use of this methodology was encouraged by the positive results of an earlier action research program conducted in Pakistan for mobilizing farmers to form their own organizations. The method was found to be exceptionally effective, and had many advantages over the conventional methodsof field research and action planning where the stakeholders are treated as objects of research and passive recipients of development messages. The contribution of participatory learning and action in developing institutions appeared to vary across the five selected river basins, depending on thedegree to which stakeholder participation was forthcoming. This variation could be attributed to study constraints in terms of time and other resources, which acted differently on the five study teams. In some cases, conducting full-fledged participatory methods was not possible due to sociopolitical constraints, and in some others, time was too short to build sufficient awareness among the large number of stakeholders for meaningful participation. Of the five river basin case studies in China, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka, satisfactory participation levels achieved in the cases of Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia generated a momentum on their own, which helped them to initiate action plans for further institutional development.

Multi Stakeholder Platforms for Integrated Water Management Book

Multi Stakeholder Platforms for Integrated Water Management


  • Author : Dr Jeroen Warner
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409487326

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Multi Stakeholder Platforms for Integrated Water Management Book Description :

As they provide a negotiating space for a diversity of interests, Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSPs) are an increasingly popular mode of involving civil society in resource management decisions. This book focuses on water management to take a positive, if critical, look at this phenomenon. Illustrated by a wide geographical range of case studies from both developed and developing worlds, it recognizes that MSPs will neither automatically break down divides nor bring actors to the table on an equal footing, and argues that MSPs may in some cases do more harm than good. The volume then examines how MSPs can make a difference and how they might successfully co-opt the public, private and civil-society sectors. The book highlights the particular difficulties of MSPs when dealing with integrated water management programmes, explaining how MSPs are most successful at a less complex and more local level. It finally questions whether MSPs are – or can be – sustainable, and puts forward suggestions for improving their durability.