Adaptive and Integrated Water Management

Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty

Editors: Pahl-Wostl, Claudia, Kabat, Pavel, Möltgen, Jörn (Eds.)

  • Presents the very latest studies, methods and innovations for managing our water resources from the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management

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Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. Developing and implementing innovative management approaches and how to cope with the increasing complexity and uncertainties was the theme of the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. The conference volume includes selected contributions on conceptual and methodological innovations and empirical insights from case studies on important themes such as multi-level governance, change management, vulnerability assessment, environmental flows, uncertainty analysis and the impacts of climate change. The book addresses a wide interdisciplinary audience of scientists and professionals from academia, industry, and involved in policy making.

About the authors

Claudia Pahl-Wostl, is Full professor of resource management at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck is an internationally leading expert on adaptive water management, water governance and participatory integrated assessment. Her research focuses on developing innovative concepts of managing transformation processes towards sustainability with an emphasis on an improved understanding of dynamics and management of actor networks and the implications of complexity and uncertainty. She is the coordinator of the EU project NEWATER (New methods for adaptive water management).

Pavel Kabat, is Full Professor and Chair Holder of the Earth System Science and Climate Change Group at Wageningen UR; Co-Chair of the International Scientific Steering Committee of IGBP/ILEAPS; Programme and Science Director of the International Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate (UNESCO/WMO/WWC); Science Director of the Dutch National Research Programme on Climate change and Spatial Planning. His scientific focus is on land – atmosphere interactions, climate hydrology and the water cycle, climate system and climate change.

Jörn Möltgen, is a Geographer at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck. His scientific focus is on usability engineering and knowledge processing for decision support systems in water management. He coordinated several national projects in transportation planning and water management and is manager of the integrated EU project NEWATER.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Requirements for Adaptive Water Management

    Claudia Pahl-Wostl

    Pages 1-22

  • Eco-Complexity and Sustainability in China’s Water Management

    Rusong Wang, Feng Li

    Pages 23-38

  • Can adaptive management help us embrace the Murray-Darling Basin’s wicked problems?

    Catherine Allan

    Pages 61-73

  • The NeWater Management and Transition Framework — state and development process —

    Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Jörn Möltgen, Eva Ebenhoeh, Georg Holtz

    Pages 75-96

  • Institutional elements for adaptive water management regimes. Comparing two regional water management regimes in the Rhine basin

    Sabine Möllenkamp, Machiel Lamers, Eva Ebenhöh

    Pages 147-166

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-75940-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09506-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive and Integrated Water Management
Book Subtitle
Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty
Editors
  • Claudia Pahl-Wostl
  • Pavel Kabat
  • Jörn Möltgen
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75941-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75941-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75940-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09506-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 440
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