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Title (Primary) Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management: experiences from a Central Asian Model Region
Title (Secondary) India Water Week 2012. Water, energy and food security : call for solutions, Part A3
Author Karthe, D.; Borchardt, D.; Hufert, F.;
Publisher Pandya, A.B.;
Year 2012
Department ASAM;
Language englisch;
Keywords Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); Central Asia; Mongolia; continental climate; land use change; environmental monitoring; institutional analysis; water governance; waterborne diseases; sanitation; wastewater treatment
Abstract

The Kharaa catchment in Northern Mongolia was chosen as a model region for Central Asia in order to develop, implement and assess the concept for an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). In the region, a highly continental climate results in a natural scarcity of water resources, a problem which may in the near future be intensified by the effects of climate, land use and demographic changes. Of particular importance is a growing water demand due to irrigation and mining activities, which are also an important source of water pollution. At the same time, institutional structures have in the past not permitted to respond effectively to such complex challenges. An integrated strategy, consisting of an investigation of the scientific basis, implementation of technical solutions, institutional analysis and a multilevel capacity development approach, is the key feature of the joint German-Mongolian research project presented here.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=13092
Karthe, D., Borchardt, D., Hufert, F. (2012):
Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management: experiences from a Central Asian Model Region
In: Pandya, A.B. (ed.)
India Water Week 2012. Water, energy and food security : call for solutions, Part A3
Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources, Delhi, p. 1 - 15