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Integrated Water Resource Management

Cases from Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and USA

  • Edson de Oliveira Vieira
  • Samuel Sandoval-Solis
  • Valmir de Albuquerque Pedrosa
  • J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Demétrius David da Silva, Silvio Bueno Pereira, Edson de Oliveira Vieira
    Pages 13-26
  3. Samuel Sandoval-Solis
    Pages 35-44
  4. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Jesús Arellano-Gonzalez, Josué Medellín-Azuara, J. Edward Taylor
    Pages 59-72
  5. Luzma Fabiola Nava
    Pages 73-84
  6. Ricardo Morataya-Montenegro, Pável Bautista-Solís
    Pages 85-99
  7. Erfan Goharian, Mohamad Azizipour
    Pages 101-114
  8. Sooyeon Yi, Jaeeung Yi
    Pages 115-126
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-151

About this book


This book presents case studies that share important experiences regarding Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in various countries. Following an introduction to theoretical concepts, responsibilities, and challenges, the subsequent chapters address, among other topics, an analysis of policies and regulations for water management in Brazil, the drivers that led California to adapt to the IWRM framework, and the international regulations for water markets and water banking in Australia and Chile. The implications of climate change for water resource systems in Mexico are discussed, as well as management strategies from California that could potentially serve as IWRM adaptation schemes in Mexico. Critical cases from Guanacaste (Costa Rica), and from Zayandehrud River Basin and Lake Urmia (Iran) are reviewed in terms of management practices and solutions. The book also provides an overview of the current availability and use of water resources in South Korea, and discusses the management of and international water law instruments for transboundary groundwater in Africa.


Hydrology Water Economics Water Policy and Institutions Water Governance Water Resources Management Adaptation Integrated Water Resources Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Edson de Oliveira Vieira
    • 1
  • Samuel Sandoval-Solis
    • 2
  • Valmir de Albuquerque Pedrosa
    • 3
  • J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida
    • 4
  1. 1.Federal University of Minas GeraisMontes ClarosBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, DavisDavisUSA
  3. 3.Federal University of AlagoasMaceióBrazil
  4. 4.Hydrologic Sciences Graduate GroupUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

About the editors

EDSON DE OLIVEIRA VIEIRA is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). An expert on agricultural engineering with an emphasis on the planning and management of water resources in semiarid regions, hydraulic and hydrology of semiarid regions, and irrigation and drainage, his current research focus is on the Sustainability Index of Water Resources.

SAMUEL SANDOVAL-SOLIS is an Assistant Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist for Water Resources at the University of California, Davis (USA). His current research focus is on water management in California’s complex water landscape, and on policies aimed at balancing the water supply for human and environmental requirements.

VALMIR DE ALBUQUERQUE PEDROSA is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas (Brazil). A visiting scholar at the Center of Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis (USA) from 2014 to 2015, his current research interests include integrated water resources and management, system analysis, and cost analysis for water infrastructures.

JOSE PABLO ORTIZ PARTIDA is a PhD student in Hydrologic Sciences at the University of California, Davis (USA). His research focuses on Integrated Water Resource Management, especially modeling water quantity and quality, and on solutions for the preservation and distribution of resources to provide clean water access to people in need.

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