The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook by Jaroslav Mysiak, Hans Jorgen Henrikson, Caroline Sullivan,

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

The complexity of present water source administration poses many demanding situations. Water managers have to remedy various interrelated water dilemmas, resembling balancing water volume and caliber, flooding, drought, preserving biodiversity and ecological capabilities and companies, in a context the place human ideals, activities and values play a principal function. in addition, the growing to be uncertainties of world weather swap and the long run implications of administration activities make the issues much more tricky. This e-book explains the advantages, results and classes realized from adaptive water administration (AWM). In essence AWM is a fashion of responding to uncertainty by way of designing coverage measures that are provisional and incremental, topic to next amendment in line with environmental switch and different variables. integrated are illustrative case reports from seven river basins from throughout Europe, West Asia and Africa: the Elbe, Rhine, Guadiana, Tisza, Orange, Nile and Amudarya. those exemplify the major demanding situations of adaptive water administration, particularly while rivers move nationwide barriers, growing extra difficulties of governance.

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Without any IWRM tradition (in Europe WFD) and leadership support the implementation of AWM cannot realistically be achieved. Indeed we can consider AWM as a handy (additional) tool for IWRM in cases where challenges, uncertainties or complexity requires a dedicated effort to reduce the potential for water-related conflicts. For many, IWRM was more an administrative burden, than a way to solve practical (local) problems. In such areas IWRM may not have been practised as much as it could have been.

This integration among different sectors has been achieved through the involvement of stakeholders working in different domains. g. models, games) on the other, has started a process which in the long term may result in benefits in the form of both learning and system innovation. Combined with local initiatives, such as the promotion of soft flood risk measures, NGO-driven initiatives towards more sustainable floodplain management etc. have put in place a foundation for actions such as the program of comprehensive flood protection of the Tisza basin in the Transcarpathian region, Ukraine (2002–2006, updated until 2015).

Still, this is not impressive compared to the African rivers we looked into. 2 Seven NeWater case studies WORKING TOWARDS AWM 23 970,000km2). The Orange drains into the Atlantic Ocean and forms borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho, and contains large areas of the nation of Botswana. 4 million km2, covering some 10 per cent of Africa). The Nile flows through Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, before it drains into the Mediterranean Sea.

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