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Title (Primary) Capacity development for integrated water resources management: lessons learned from applied research projects
Title (Secondary) Integrated water resources management: concept, research and implementation
Author Ibisch, R.B.; Leidel, M.; Niemann, S.; Hornidge, A.-K.; Goedert, R.;
Publisher Borchardt, D.; Bogardi, J.J.; Ibisch, R.B.;
Year 2016
Department ASAM;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
Keywords Water governance; Institutions; Research; Training; Knowledge management
UFZ wide themes RU2;
UFZ inventory Magdeburg, Bibliothek, 00517188, 16-0286 MA : Wa 01
Abstract This paper defines concepts of capacity and capacity development for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and particularly the recent contributions made by a German government funded research programme in this area. Based on the theoretical framework of nested domains of capacity development, the multi-level approach, the paper reviews previous work in this field and then summarises four case studies in Ukraine, Jordan/Palestine, Mongolia and Uzbekistan, which each highlight key aspects of these different domains. These activities took place under completely different settings, allowing some generic lessons for conceptual and practical advancements to be derived. The paper notes the need to align IWRM processes and capacity development processes as much as possible. The multi-level approach was found to be an essential framework for the activities. The paper also recognises the need for continuous and long-term approaches in capacity development, particularly in processes for organisational and institutional change where no single set of guidelines or practices will fit every situation. Specific directions for future work are suggested, including a closer link to work on water governance, as well as monitoring and the evaluation of capacity development.
ID 17362
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17362
Ibisch, R.B., Leidel, M., Niemann, S., Hornidge, A.-K., Goedert, R. (2016):
Capacity development for integrated water resources management: lessons learned from applied research projects
In: Borchardt, D., Bogardi, J.J., Ibisch, R.B. (eds.)
Integrated water resources management: concept, research and implementation
Springer, Basel, p. 335 - 373