|IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level|
These Guidelines aim to raise awareness and to facilitate the practical implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the river basin level. Relying on available resources, the Guidelines will help the existing system work more effectively.
The Guidelines consist of two parts:
Part 1 provides basic principles of IWRM mainly targeting policy-makers, and explains the benefits of IWRM at river basin level and the need to promote it at the policy level. It also proposes a spiral model of IWRM, which illustrates the evolving and dynamic nature of the IWRM process.
The Guidelines propose a ‘Spiral Model’ of IWRM, which illustrates the evolving and dynamic nature of the IWRM process. A ‘Key for Success’ can be used in practice to help IWRM succeed at the river basin level. ‘Good examples’ in several different river basins worldwide show how these keys could overcome the issues.
Two main features of the Guidelines are the Sector Perspectives and the ‘Key for Success’. Sector Perspectives provide insights on what individual sectors are typically thinking. What is described in this section may not be complete, but the important thing is to know how other sectors perceive water management and how they are related to IWRM. The core of Part 2 is the keys for success, which can be used in practice to help IWRM succeed at the basin level. Some of the keys for success are extracted from good examples of IWRM implementation in several different river basins worldwide.
All documents of the IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level: