Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Theory

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Theory
Author: Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa,Enrico Weber,Andrea Castelletti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2007-10-16
ISBN 10: 9780080551418
ISBN 13: 0080551416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Theory Book Review:

Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists. · Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues · Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples · A wide collection of exercises and project examples based on real-world case studies (with complete solutions)

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management
Author: Rodolfo Soncini Sessa,Andrea Castelletti,Enrico Weber
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780444530134
ISBN 13: 0444530134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Book Review:

Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists. · Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues · Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples · A wide collection of exercises and project examples based on real-world case studies (with complete solutions)

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Practice

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Practice
Author: Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa,Francesca Cellina,Francesca Pianosi,Enrico Weber
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2007-10-16
ISBN 10: 9780080551425
ISBN 13: 0080551424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Practice Book Review:

A participatory and integrated procedure for the planning of water resources is presented and illustrated through its application to a real-world case study: the planning of a trans-boundary, multi-purpose, regulated lake. Methods and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Optimal Control, Decision and Negotiation Theory are presented and framed in a comprehensive and coherent procedure for the efficient development of the decision-making process. Relevant theoretical and mathematical aspects are briefly presented for the non-expert reader, as well as all those practical details that are often omitted in texts, but that constitute the very essence of a project and make the difference between a successful project and a failure. The book provides practicing professionals, decision-makers and scientists with a complete, immediate example of application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm. Complete development of a real world application of IWRM Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Practice

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Practice
Author: Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa,Francesca Cellina,Francesca Pianosi,Enrico Weber
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780444530127
ISBN 13: 0444530126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Practice Book Review:

A participatory and integrated procedure for the planning of water resources is presented and illustrated through its application to a real-world case study: the planning of a trans-boundary, multi-purpose, regulated lake. Methods and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Optimal Control, Decision and Negotiation Theory are presented and framed in a comprehensive and coherent procedure for the efficient development of the decision-making process. Relevant theoretical and mathematical aspects are briefly presented for the non-expert reader, as well as all those practical details that are often omitted in texts, but that constitute the very essence of a project and make the difference between a successful project and a failure. The book provides practicing professionals, decision-makers and scientists with a complete, immediate example of application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm. Complete development of a real world application of IWRM Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues

Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi Arid Lands

Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi Arid Lands
Author: Ondieki, Christopher Misati,Kitheka, Johnson U.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 1522527206
ISBN 13: 9781522527206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The management of water resources is extremely important for survival. Depending on the climate, certain regions require different strategies to maintain sustainable hydrological systems. Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands is a crucial scholarly resource that outlines current trends in water management and offers solutions for the future of this growing field. Highlighting pertinent topics such as hydrological processes modelling, satellite hydrology, water pollution, and climate resources, this publication is ideal for environmental engineers, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are eager to discover more about the issues and processes currently shaping water management technology.

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management
Author: Andrea Castelletti,Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-10-19
ISBN 10: 9780080466026
ISBN 13: 0080466028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) paradigm has been worldwide recognized as the only feasible way currently available to ensure a sustainable perspective in planning and managing water resource systems. It is the inspiring principle of the Water Framework Directive, adopted by the European Union in 2000, as well as the main reference for all the water related activity of UNESCO in the third world countries. However, very often, real world attempts of implementing IWRM fail for the lack of a systematic approach and the inadequacy of tools and techniques adopted to address the intrinsically complex nature of water systems. This book explores recent and important contributions of System Analysis and Control Theory to the technical application of such paradigm and to the improvement of its theoretical basis. Its prior aim is to demonstrate how the modelling and computational difficulties posed by this paradigm might be significantly reduced by strengthening the efficiency of the solution techniques, instead of weakening the integration requirements. The first introductory chapter provides the reader with a logical map of the book, by formalizing the IWRM paradigm in a nine-step decisional procedure and by identifying the points where the contribution of System Analysis and Control Theory is more useful. The book is then organized in three sections whose chapters analyze some theoretical and mathematical aspects of these contributions or presents design applications. The outstanding research issues on the border between System Analysis and IWRM is depicted in the last chapter, where a pull of scientists and experts, coordinated by Prof. Tony Jakeman describe the foreseeable scenario. The book is based on the most outstanding contributions to the IFAC workshop on Modelling and Control for Participatory Planning and Managing Water Systems held in Venice, September 28- October 1, 2004. That workshop has been conceived and organized with the explicit purpose of producing this book: the maximum length of the papers was unusually long (of the size of a book chapter) and only five long oral presentations were planned each day, thus allowing for a very useful and constructive discussion. Contributions from the leading world specialists of the field Integration of technical modelling aspects and participatory decision-making Good compromise between theory and application

Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning Management and Governance

Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning  Management and Governance
Author: Jan Franklin Adamowski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781887201865
ISBN 13: 1887201866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Provides a broad overview of the most important and emerging concepts, frameworks, methods and tools in the areas of integrated water resource management (IWRM) and adaptive management (AM)."--

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management
Author: Shimelis Gebriye Setegn,Maria Concepcion Donoso
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN 10: 3319121944
ISBN 13: 9783319121949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management Book Review:

The main focus of this book is sustainable management of water resources in a changing climate. The book also addresses the question of how to define and measure the sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The sustainability of IWRM is an important issue when planning and/or developing policies that consider the impact of climate change, water governance and ecohydrology in the context of a more holistic approach to ensure sustainable management of water resources. Sustainable IWRM is more about processes, and relatively little systematic or rigorous work has been done to articulate what components are the most essential to ensure the ongoing sustainability of IWRM efforts. The chapters cover topics including global prospective of IWRM; allocation of environmental flows in IWRM; echohydrology, water resources and environmental sustainability; climate change and IWRM; IWRM and water governance including social, economic, public health and cultural aspects; climate change resiliency actions related to water resources management sustainability and tools in support of sustainability for IWRM. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, water resources mangers, policy and decision makers, donors, international institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, educators, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. It is a useful reference for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), ecohydrology, climate change impact and adaptations, water governance, environmental flows, geographic information system and modeling tools, water and energy nexus and related topics.

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World
Author: Dietrich Borchardt,Ralf Ibisch
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-06-15
ISBN 10: 178040526X
ISBN 13: 9781780405261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World Book Review:

This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book summarise the main messages issuing from the conference and contains selected papers which were presented during the conference, either as keynote lectures in plenary sessions or as submitted papers in one of the thematic sessions. The key themes of the book are: Water resources in changing environments Groundwater management Technologies and implementation Water management indicators at different scales Information and decision support systems Water governance: actors and institutions The book provides an overview on important issues concerning the conceptual framework of integrated water resources management (IWRM). All presentations and abstracts and the corresponding PowerPoint presentations as well as a video recording of the panel discussion are available at the conference website http://www.bmbf.iwrm2011.de; Readers are encouraged to complete their review of the conference and its messages by consulting this interesting on-line source of accompanying scientific material.

Integrated Water Resources Management Concept Research and Implementation

Integrated Water Resources Management  Concept  Research and Implementation
Author: Dietrich Borchardt,Janos J. Bogardi,Ralf B. Ibisch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 781
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 331925071X
ISBN 13: 9783319250717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Integrated Water Resources Management

Integrated Water Resources Management
Author: Miguel A. Mariño,Slobodan P. Simonović
Publsiher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781901502718
ISBN 13: 1901502716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan
Author: John F. Shroder,Sher Jan Ahmadzai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN 10: 0128018615
ISBN 13: 9780128018613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan Book Review:

Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources. It is the outgrowth of long-term deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies. Afghanistan and Pakistan have high altitude mountains providing vital water supplies that are highly contentious necessities much threatened by climate change, human land-use variation, and political manipulation, which can be managed in new ways that are in need of comprehensive discussions and negotiations between all the riparian nations of the Indus watershed (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). This book provides a description of the basic topographic configuration of the Kabul River tributary to the Indus river, together will all its tributaries that flow back and forth across the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the basic elements that are involved with the hydrological cycle and its derivatives in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush and Himalaya. Synthesizes information on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources Offers a basic topographic description of the Indus River watershed Provides local water management information not easily available for remote and contentious border areas Delivers access to the newest thinking from chief personnel on both sides of the contentious border Features material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Redouane Choukr-Allah,Ragab Ragab,Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 940074756X
ISBN 13: 9789400747562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

This book puts great emphasis on the importance of Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM as the way forward towards food, water, and energy security. It offers better ways and means of managing the limited water resources; using water more efficiently; adopting new policies in order to cope with climate change and drought; increase water supply through the use of non conventional water resources, especially waste water; inducing stakeholders participation and information exchange and raise public awareness to the value of water. It is an important book for all those involved in all aspects of water resources and contains valuable information for scientists, researchers, farmers, extension services and students.

Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning

Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning
Author: Andréia Faraoni Freitas Setti
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030766241
ISBN 13: 9783030766245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning Book Review:

This book includes contributions from scientists and representatives from government and non-governmental organisations working in the field of land management and use and on management of fires. The book is truly interdisciplinary and has both a research and application-oriented dimension. The list of topics includes sustainability and water management; sustainability and biodiversity conservation; the future sustainability of nature-based industries such as agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry; sustainability, people and livelihoods; sustainability and landscapes planning; sustainability and land use planning; handling and managing forest fires. The papers are innovative and cross-cutting, and many have practice-based experiences. Also, this book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reiterates the need to promote a sustainable use of land resources today.

Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Management

Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Management
Author: Cecilia Tortajada
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1317526872
ISBN 13: 9781317526872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Management Book Review:

The book includes seventeen excellent researched and documented papers that reflect the diversity of thought, ideas and experiences related to IWRM. They draw from an extensive, inclusive and geographically representative range of theoretical propositions and practical examples. These include the implementation status of the IWRM concept at local, basin, regional and national levels; its appropriateness for the twenty-first century; main implementation gaps from the institutional, legal, policy, governance, management and technical viewpoints; the likelihood that IWRM’s entrenchment in laws, regulations and policies has led to smoother implementation and the reasons why that has been the case; reflexions on whether the attention given to IWRM is pushing other alternatives to the policy periphery; and the new conceptual constructions that can be put forward for discussion in the international arena. For the development and water communities it is imperative to debate and reach towards more illustrative conclusions regarding whether the promotion of the IWRM concept and its actual implementation status have been beneficial for development and how the notion could evolve to achieve this end. In-depth objective and constructive discussions, arguments, proposals and ideas are put forward for analysis by all interested parties. The book has the objective of fostering scholarly exchange, encouraging intellectual debate and promoting the advancement of knowledge and understanding of IWRM as a concept, as a goal per se and as a strategy towards development goals. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Integrated Water Resources Management as a Governance Challenge for Countries of the Middle East with Special Focus on Yemen Jordan and Syria

Integrated Water Resources Management as a Governance Challenge for Countries of the Middle East with Special Focus on Yemen  Jordan and Syria
Author: Katja Hübschen
Publsiher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 383252715X
ISBN 13: 9783832527150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water Resources Management as a Governance Challenge for Countries of the Middle East with Special Focus on Yemen Jordan and Syria Book Review:

The need for an integrated management of water resources has derived from the emerging understanding that the water crisis cannot solely be regarded as a hydrological crisis. Instead, it is frequently defined as a crisis of governance, as institutional and management scarcity are hindering a sustainable, equitable and efficient use of water resources. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is internationally accepted as a toolbox to achieve these objectives. However, implementation of the IWRM-approach is still lacking, especially in developing countries and transitional economies. This study poses the central question of what kind of governance is necessary to achieve an integrated management of water resources. Evaluating the concept from a regional perspective, three case studies have been conducted in Yemen, Jordan and Syria to identify the main governance challenges during the IWRM-process and develop strategies on how to meet them, aiming to improve the practical applicability of the theoretical framework of IWRM in the Middle East.

Global Perspectives on Integrated Water Resources Management

Global Perspectives on Integrated Water Resources Management
Author: Vasudha Pangare,Ganesh Pangare,Viraj Shah,P. Somasekhar Rao,B. R. Neupane
Publsiher: Academic Foundation
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9788171885619
ISBN 13: 8171885616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on Integrated Water Resources Management Book Review:

The basic concepts of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and the normative, strategic, and operative dimensions of the process are explained in simple, unbiased terms in this guide. Twelve case studies illustrate the scale and scope of river basin organization in different parts of the world—from local projects such as the Gagas River Basin to larger, transboundary basin work on the Mekong and the Rhine. Environmental considerations, institutional arrangements, and implementation processes are also highlighted to increase understanding of these concepts within the context of IWRM.

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management
Author: Daniel P. Loucks,Eelco van Beek
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 3319442341
ISBN 13: 9783319442341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for project identification, design, siting, operation and evaluation and for studying post-planning issues. The authors cover both basin-wide and urban water issues and present ways of identifying and evaluating alternatives for addressing multiple-purpose and multi-objective water quantity and quality management challenges. Reinforced with cases studies, exercises, and media supplements throughout, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resource planning and management as well as for practicing planners and engineers in the field.

Inadequacies in the water reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic An institutional analysis

Inadequacies in the water reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic  An institutional analysis
Author: Ul Hassan, Mehmood Starkloff, R., Nizamedinkhodjaeva, Nargiza
Publsiher: IWMI
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 929090562X
ISBN 13: 9789290905622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inadequacies in the water reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic An institutional analysis Book Review:

This report analyzes the evolving water-management institutions and their performance of five core water management functions, in the context of the ongoing economic and agrarian reform in the Kyrgyz Republic. These core water-management functions are, operation of water systems, maintenance, resource mobilization, conflict resolution and organizational management. The report also identifies key issues and challenges that constrain effective stakeholder participation in water-resources management.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century Revisiting the paradigm

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century  Revisiting the paradigm
Author: Pedro Martinez-Santos,Maite M. Aldaya,M. Ramón Llamas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN 10: 1138001430
ISBN 13: 9781138001435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century Revisiting the paradigm Book Review:

Integrated water resources management advocates a coordinated approach for managing water resources in a way that balances social and economic needs with concern for the environment. While potentially useful, integrated water management is also controversial. Supporters believe that the multi-dimensional nature of water can only be understood and managed from a holistic perspective, while critics often argue that integrated water management lacks suffi ciently well-defi ned rules for its practical implementation. This book, written by academics, users and practitioners, provides a down-to-earth approach to the ideal of integrated water resources management, drawing from conceptual frameworks and real-life practice to identify the key aspects that are yet to be resolved. As such, it examines the role of water accounting, food trade, environmental externalities and intangible values as key aspects whose consideration may help the water management community move forward. Overall, integrated water resources management is perceived to be a useful utopia, whose value lies more in the steps that need to be taken to make it a reality than in achieving its ever-elusive end goal.