Advertisement

Integrated Water Resources Management: Theoretical Concepts, Basis, Responsibilities, and Challenges of IWRM

  • Edson de Oliveira VieiraEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter describes the underlying theoretical concepts, the basics, and the responsibilities of IWRM. What principles guide the management and development of global efforts for the implementation of IWRM? This chapter also presents some tools needed for effective IWRM and how the economic, social, and environmental conditions of a basin are related to IWRM. What are the main governance and public roles in IWRM? This chapter identifies some of the key challenges of implementing IWRM.

Keywords

Water management tools Water management policies Water governance 

References

  1. Bateman B, Rancier R (2012) Case studies in integrated water resources management: from local stewardship to national vision American Water Resources Association Policy Committee 4Google Scholar
  2. Biswas AK (2004) Integrated water resources management: a reassessment: a water forum contribution. Water Int 29:248–256CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bourget PG (2006) Integrated water resources management curriculum in the United States: results of a recent survey. J Contemp Water Res Educ 135:107–114CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Brutsaert W (2005) Hydrology: an introduction. Cambridge University Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  5. Cap-Net (2010) Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Tutorial. http://www.cap-net.org/wp-content/uploads/tutorials/iwrm_tutorial/mainmenu.htm. 2017
  6. Fulazzaky MA (2014) Challenges of integrated water resources management in Indonesia. Water 6:2000–2020CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Garcia LE (2008) Integrated water resources management: a ‘small’ step for conceptualists, a giant step for practitioners. Int J Water Res Develop 24:23–36CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. GWP (2000a) Background paper no. 4. Integrated water resources management, vol 4. Global Water Partnership, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Stockholm, SwedenGoogle Scholar
  9. GWP (2000b) Towards water security: a framework for action. Global Water Partnership, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Stockholm, SwedenGoogle Scholar
  10. GWP (2017) IWRM ToolBox teaching manual. Global Water Partnership, Stockholm, SwedenGoogle Scholar
  11. McDonnell RA (2008) Challenges for integrated water resources management: how do we provide the knowledge to support truly integrated thinking? Int J Water Res Develop 24:131–143CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Rahaman MM, Varis O (2005) Integrated water resources management: evolution, prospects and future challenges. Sustain Sci Pract Policy 1:15–21Google Scholar
  13. Setegn SG, Donoso MC (2015) Sustainability of integrated water resources management: water governance, climate and ecohydrology. Springer International Publishing, SwitzerlandGoogle Scholar
  14. USACE (2010) National report: responding to National Water Resources Challenges, building strong collaborative relationships for a sustainable water resources future. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar
  15. Xie M (2006) Integrated water resources management (IWRM)–introduction to principles and practices. In: Africa Regional Workshop on IWRM, Nairobi, Oct, 2006Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of Minas GeraisMontes ClarosBrazil

Personalised recommendations