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The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook
     

The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook

by Jaroslav Mysiak, Hans Jorgen Henrikson, Caroline Sullivan, John Bromley, Claudia Pahl-Wostl
 

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ISBN-10: 1844077926

ISBN-13: 9781844077922

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The complexity of current water resource management poses many challenges. Water managers need to solve a range of interrelated water dilemmas, such as balancing water quantity and quality, flooding, drought, maintaining biodiversity and ecological functions and services, in a context where human beliefs, actions and values play a central role. Furthermore, the

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The complexity of current water resource management poses many challenges. Water managers need to solve a range of interrelated water dilemmas, such as balancing water quantity and quality, flooding, drought, maintaining biodiversity and ecological functions and services, in a context where human beliefs, actions and values play a central role. Furthermore, the growing uncertainties of global climate change and the long term implications of management actions make the problems even more difficult.

This book explains the benefits, outcomes and lessons learned from adaptive water management (AWM). In essence AWM is a way of responding to uncertainty by designing policy measures which are provisional and incremental, subject to subsequent modification in response to environmental change and other variables. Included are illustrative case studies from seven river basins from across Europe, West Asia and Africa: the Elbe, Rhine, Guadiana, Tisza, Orange, Nile and Amudarya. These exemplify the key challenges of adaptive water management, especially when rivers cross national boundaries, creating additional problems of governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844077922
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Making a Strong Case for AWM

2. Working Towards AWM

3. Tools and Instruments for Adaptive Management

4. AWM - Training, Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer

5. Case Study : Elbe

6. Case Study : Guadiana

7. Case Study : Rhine

8. Case Study : Tisza

9. Case Study : Amudarya

10. Case Study : Nile

11. Case Study : Orange

12. Summary and Outlook

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