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Title (Primary) Capacity development for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in a transition country. Improving river basin management in the Western Bug basin, Ukraine
Title (Secondary) Integrated Water Resources Management Karlsruhe 2010: IWRM, International Conference, 24 - 25 November 2010, conference proceedings
Author Leidel, M.; Niemann, S.; Hagemann, N.;
Publisher Steusloff, H.;
Year 2010
Department OEKON; ASAM;
Language englisch;
Keywords Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); Implementation; River Basin Management; Capacity Development; Good Governance; Ukraine
Abstract Even if the paradigm of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is representing nowadays the basis for the water sector, the implementation is still in its infancy.IWRM deals with dynamic adaptive systems that comprise human, environmental and technical factors and their interactions, so that implementing IWRM means more than integrating all facets of water management. Good (water) governance and thus a strong civil society as well as stakeholder participation are important additional factors for making IWRM operational. Yet, many countries struggling for the implementation of IWRM, and especially transition countries like Ukraine, do to a certain extent lack such factors. Therefore, the respective society needs capacities, in order to start such processes and keep them running. Hence, Capacity Development (CD) is required that strengthens the capabilities of the water management itself, but also the society as a whole. As one of the first steps towards improving River Basin Management in the Western Bug River Basin, besides an analysis of the water system, an analysis of the political and social situation was conducted. According to those analyses, a capacity assessment was accomplished and tailormade measures to strengthen the available competencies are developed. Based on the outcomes and continuous work of the International Water Research Alliance Saxony (IWAS), a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), this paper shows one possible approach to support the implementation process of IWRM.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=10247
Leidel, M., Niemann, S., Hagemann, N. (2010):
Capacity development for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in a transition country. Improving river basin management in the Western Bug basin, Ukraine
In: Steusloff, H. (ed.)
Integrated Water Resources Management Karlsruhe 2010: IWRM, International Conference, 24 - 25 November 2010, conference proceedings
KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, p. 382 - 388