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TitleToolbox integrated water resources management : sharing knowledge for equitable, efficient and sustainable water resources management
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsGlobal Water Partnership - Stockholm, SE, GWP
EditionVersion 2
Pagination158 p.
Date Published2003-01-01
PublisherGlobal Water Partnership (GWP)
Place PublishedStockholm, Sweden
Keywordscapacity building, economic aspects, financing, information management, institutional framework, legislation, policies, sdicap, sdiwrm, social aspects, water conservation, water distribution, water resources, water resources management, water use

The toolbox offers practical information on integrated water resources management (IWRM) to water professionals and policy makers. The information is organised into four main parts: policy guidance; operational tools; case studies, which support the use of tools; and references, organisations and websites.
Water problems will usually need a combination of approaches – changes in policies, or new types of planning and information. The tools presented here give a wide range of the types of options available – but the list is probably not complete, and is certainly not prescriptive. The types of tools which can be used, and the way in which they can be combined will vary from place to place, from society to society.
The ToolBox structure is based on three fundamental elements of IWRM : the enabling environment; institutional roles; and management instruments, all of which can be used in an IWRM way. Within these elements, the ToolBox offers a compendium of over 50 policies and actions or tools for putting IWRM into practice.
The IWRM ToolBox is being developed in hard and electronic copy. The electronic version is being developed in cooperation with the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and funded by the Netherlands Program Partners for Water.

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