Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation

  • Dietrich Borchardt
  • Janos J. Bogardi
  • Ralf B. Ibisch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralf B. Ibisch, Janos J. Bogardi, Dietrich Borchardt
      Pages 3-32
  3. Water Resources Assessments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Rotem Sade, Alon Rimmer, Rana Samuels, Yigal Salingar, Michael Denisyuk, Pinhas Alpert
      Pages 35-57
    3. Christian Siebert, Tino Rödiger, Stephan Schulz, Marcel Horovitz, Ralf Merz, Jan Friesen et al.
      Pages 85-106
    4. Christian Siebert, Tino Rödiger, Stefan Geyer, Johnathan B. Laronne, Noa Hillel, Martin Sauter et al.
      Pages 107-127
    5. Maksud Bekchanov, John P.A. Lamers, Anik Bhaduri, Manfred Lenzen, Bernhard Tischbein
      Pages 147-168
  4. Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Christian Bernhofer, Klemens Barfus, Dirk Pavlik, Pablo Borges, Dennis Söhl
      Pages 171-197
  5. Water Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Elena Arsenievna Kim, Anna-Katharina Hornidge
      Pages 201-219
  6. Public Information and Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Sabrina Kirschke, Lena Horlemann, Marian Brenda, Jutta Deffner, Alexander Jokisch, Shahrooz Mohajeri et al.
      Pages 303-331
  7. Capacity Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333

About this book


This book reviews the concept, contemporary research efforts and the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The IWRM concept was established as an international guiding water management paradigm in the early 1990ies and has become a vital approach to solving the problems associated with the topic of water. The book summarizes fourteen comprehensive IWRM research projects with worldwide coverage and analyses their motivations, settings, approaches and implementation of results. Aiming to be an up-to-date interdisciplinary scientific reference, this book provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of contemporary IWRM research, examples of science based implementations and a synthesis of the lessons learnt. It concludes with some major future challenges, the solving of which will further strengthen the IWRM concept.


water management water technologies adaptive management global change water governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Borchardt
    • 1
  • Janos J. Bogardi
    • 2
  • Ralf B. Ibisch
    • 3
  1. 1.Helmholtz Centre Environmental ResearchMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Center for Development Research - ZEFBonnGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz Centre Environmental ResearchMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25069-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25071-7
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