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Title (Primary) The EU-WFD as an implementation tool for IWRM in non-European countries – case study: Mongolia
Title (Secondary) Water and environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basin : international research cooperation for an ecoregion of global relevance
Author Heldt, S.; Karthe, D.; Feld, C.;
Publisher Karthe, D.; Chalov, S.R.; Kasimov, N.S.; Kappas, M.;
Journal Erdsicht : Einblicke in geographische und geoinformationstechnische Arbeitsweisen
Year 2015
Department ASAM;
Volume 23
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
UFZ inventory Magdeburg, Bibliothek, 00504911, 16-0175 MA : Bi 22
Abstract Globally and especially in the naturally water-scarce Mongolia, the quantity but also the quality of water resources are threatened by a rising pressure caused by population and economic growth and the resulting environmental alterations. The IWRM concept as well as the EU-WFD aim at the protection and restoration of water resources and aquatic ecosystems byapplying integrative management strategies. Whereas the IWRM concept is criticized mostly because of its vagueness that misses clear implementation guidance, the EUWFD
represents a clearly defined framework to achieve a sustainable management of natural water resources. Despite being a specifically European framework, the diverse preconditions in the EU member states require the EUWFD to be implementable in very different country-specific contexts. In this way, the EU-WFD may potentially also be an appropriate tool to enhance sustainable water management in non-European countries that actually have problems in the implementation of their national IWRM concepts.
ID 16578
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16578
Heldt, S., Karthe, D., Feld, C. (2015):
The EU-WFD as an implementation tool for IWRM in non-European countries – case study: Mongolia
In: Karthe, D., Chalov, S.R., Kasimov, N.S., Kappas, M. (eds.)
Water and environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basin : international research cooperation for an ecoregion of global relevance
Erdsicht : Einblicke in geographische und geoinformationstechnische Arbeitsweisen 23
Ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart, p. 281 - 299