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Title (Primary) Integrated water resources management: concept, research and implementation
Title (Secondary) Integrated water resources management: concept, research and implementation
Author Ibisch, R.B.; Bogardi, J.J.; Borchardt, D.;
Publisher Borchardt, D.; Bogardi, J.J.; Ibisch, R.B.;
Year 2016
Department ASAM;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T34;
Keywords Sustainable development; IWRM; Adaptive management; Nexus approach; Global change
UFZ wide themes RU2;
UFZ inventory Magdeburg, Bibliothek, 00517188, 16-0286 MA : Wa 01
Abstract This chapter reviews the concept, contemporary research efforts and the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) which has evolved as the guiding water management paradigm over the last three decades. After analyzing the starting points and historical developments of the IWRM concept this chapter expands on relations with recently upcoming concepts emphasizing adaptive water management and the land-water-food-energy nexus. Although being practically adopted worldwide, IWRM is still a major research topic in water sciences and its implementation is a great challenge for many countries. We have selected fourteen comprehensive IWRM research projects with worldwide coverage for a meta-analysis of motivations, settings, approaches and implementation. Aiming to be an up-to-date interdisciplinary scientific reference, this chapter provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of contemporary IWRM research, examples of science based implementations and a synthesis of the lessons learnt. The chapter concludes with some major future challenges, the solving of which will further strengthen the IWRM concept.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17356
Ibisch, R.B., Bogardi, J.J., Borchardt, D. (2016):
Integrated water resources management: concept, research and implementation
In: Borchardt, D., Bogardi, J.J., Ibisch, R.B. (eds.)
Integrated water resources management: concept, research and implementation
Springer, Basel, p. 3 - 32