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Integrated Water Management

Practical Experiences and Case Studies

Results of the NATO CCMS Pilot Studies on Integrated Water Management: Practical Experiences and Case Studies

Series: Nato Science Series: IV:, Vol. 80

Meire, P., Coenen, M., Lombardo, C., Robba, M., Sacile, R. (Eds.)

2008, XI, 363 p.

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  • The volume is the result of the work of international experts in different disciplines related to Integrated Water Management (IWM)
  • Presents current methodological approaches
  • Describes case studies from all over the world
  • Examines the main problems and future directions of IWM

When dealing with water management, different issues should be combined: water demand, water quality, irrigation and food production, ecosystem preservation, cost minimization, technological options, legislative frameworks, and social impact.

Integrated Water Management (IWM) deals with the planning and management of water resources by integrating the different issues involved, including ecological, economic, technical legislative, and transboundary. This book offers a general framework for IWM. The result of the work of international experts in different disciplines and institutions, the book includes both the different environmental problems that affect the very different ecosystems and the main methodologies able to face the problem of IWM. Coverage is divided in three parts: concepts and approaches of IWM, case studies, and reports of the working groups. The book also contains a section of conclusions that includes the perspective of experts in different disciplines as well as discussion about the presented methodologies, approaches, and issues.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Groundwater - biology - development - ecosystem - ecosystems - environment - wetland

Related subjects » Ecology - Environmental Management - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation - Water Policy, Governance, and Management

Table of contents 

Preface.- Introduction.- Part I – Concepts and approaches of integrated water management.- Filling the information gap between water systems and decision makers in the sustainable development of a territory; F. Colaceci et al.- Towards and adaptive approach in planning and management process; M. Pires Rosa.- The value of the Italian civil protection system in Integrated Water Management for the Mediterranean environment; F. Giannoni et al.- Knowledge discovery in environmental data; J. Izquierdo et al.- NetSyMoD – An integrated approach for water resources management; C. Giupponi et al.; Water conflicts: an unavoidable challenge from the transboundary to the local dimension; A. Nardini et al.- Part II – Case studies.- An eco-hydrological project on Turkey creek watershed, South Carolina, U.S.A.; D. Amatya, C. Trettin.- Integrated transboundary management of lake Constance driven by the International Commission for the protection of lake Constance (IGKB); J. Bloesch, H.G. Schroeder.- Integrated water management in the seven cities basin; T. Dentinho et al.- Establishment of the Iskar reservoir minimum sanitary storage capacity; I. Dimitrova.- Eutrophication in the Blackwater river catchment; P. Jordan et al.- The proposal of integrated water resources management in the Bouragreg basin and how it fots with the UNESCO/HELP policy program; A. Khattabi.- Impact of Ignalina nuclear power plant on the cooler – lake Druksiai; J. Kriauciuniene.- Transboundary river contract Semois-Semoy between Belgium (Wallonia) and France; F. Rosillon, J. Lobet.- Ground and water levels change in the Scheldt basin: when transboundary issues need a multidisciplinary approach; E. Masson, F. Meilliez.- A decision support system for groundwater quality preservation in Terceira island; T. Dentinho et al.- Greece: IWM plans in the framework of WFD implementation; S.G. Skias.- The role of the HELP programme; M. Bonell.- Participation aspects in the realization of the nete river basinmanagement plan: methodology and application; J. Staes et al.- The use of hydrological characteristics for wetland habitats protection in water management of the upper Narew river system; D. Miroslaw-Swiatek et al.- Saltwater intrusion in a unconfined coastal aquifer: the case study of Cervia (North Adriatic sea, Italy); E. Ulazzi et al.- International and inner transboundary river basins in the Kaliningrad Oblast, South-Eastern Baltic; B. Chubarenko, D. Domnin.- Part III – Reports of the working groups.- Environmental indicators for water resources management; L.M. Lavkulich, E. Ulazzi.- Developments in participation within integrated water management; J. van Ast et al.- Conclusion.-

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