Finding Practical Approaches to Integrated Water Resources Management

dc.contributor.authorButterworth, John
dc.contributor.authorWarner, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorMoriarty, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorSmits, Stef
dc.contributor.authorBatchelor, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-28T19:14:36Z
dc.date.available2010-09-28T19:14:36Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.description.abstract"Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has often been interpreted and implemented in a way that is only really suited to countries with the most developed water infrastructures and management capacities. While sympathetic to many of the criticisms leveled at the IWRM concept and recognising the often disappointing levels of adoption, this paper and the series of papers it introduces identify some alternative ways forward in a developmental context that place more emphasis on the practical in-finding solutions to water scarcity. A range of lighter, more pragmatic and context-adapted approaches, strategies and entry points are illustrated with examples from projects and initiatives in mainly 'developing' countries. The authors argue that a more service-orientated (WASH, irrigation and ecosystem services), locally rooted and balanced approach to IWRM that better matches contexts and capacities should build on such strategies, in addition to the necessary but long-term policy reforms and river basin institution-building at higher levels. Examples in this set of papers not only show that the 'lighter', more opportunistic and incremental approach has potential as well as limitations but also await wider piloting and adoption."en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournalWater Alternativesen_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber1en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages68-81en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/6426
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectstakeholdersen_US
dc.subjectparticipatory developmenten_US
dc.subjectwater managementen_US
dc.subjectadaptive systemsen_US
dc.subject.sectorWater Resource & Irrigationen_US
dc.titleFinding Practical Approaches to Integrated Water Resources Managementen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US
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