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A handbook for integrated water resources management in basins

This handbook provides practical guidance for improving the governance of freshwater resources, in particular through effective application of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach in lake and river basins, and aquifers. The handbook complements IWRM efforts already underway or planned at national and international levels. Its objective is to provide a practical guide to water management in basins and illustrate the guidelines with concrete examples from basins around the world. It is not possible to cover all aspects of such a complex subject and this handbook complements other publications on basin management and IWRM. However, to help the reader we outline some key concepts in basin management and IWRM, not as definitive statements but as a starting point for what follows. The handbook articulates the links between challenges and IWRM responses and suggests ways of setting up or modernising basin organisations to facilitate the adoption of the IWRM approach. It is written for basin managers, government officials and all their partners involved in water resources management.

TitleA handbook for integrated water resources management in basins
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGlobal Water Partnership - Stockholm, SE, GWP, International Network of Basin Organizations -Paris, FR, INBO
Pagination103 p. : 22 boxes, 60 examples, 1 fig.
Date Published2009-01-01
PublisherGlobal Water Partnership (GWP)
Place PublishedStockholm, Sweden
ISSN Number9789185321728
Keywordscommunication, financing, information systems, institutional aspects, integrated approach, legislation, manuals, monitoring, planning, policies, river basins, sdiwrm, water resources management
Abstract

This handbook provides practical guidance for improving the governance of freshwater resources, in particular through effective application of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach in lake and river basins, and aquifers. The handbook complements IWRM efforts already underway or planned at national and international levels. Its objective is to provide a practical guide to water management in basins and illustrate the guidelines with concrete examples from basins around the world. It is not possible to cover all aspects of such a complex subject and this handbook complements other publications on basin management and IWRM. However, to help the reader we outline some key concepts in basin management and IWRM, not as definitive statements but as a starting point for what follows. The handbook articulates the links between challenges and IWRM responses and suggests ways of setting up or modernising basin organisations to facilitate the adoption of the IWRM approach. It is written for basin managers, government officials and all their partners involved in water resources management.

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