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https://www.gwp.org/en/GWP-CEE/about/why/what-is-iwrm/
http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/iwrm.shtml
Facilitation
No
Scope of Implementation
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Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
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METHOD

Integrated Water Resources Management

First Submitted By Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team

Most Recent Changes By Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team

Links
https://www.gwp.org/en/GWP-CEE/about/why/what-is-iwrm/
http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/iwrm.shtml
Facilitation
No
Scope of Implementation
name:scope_of_influence-key:local
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
name:level_polarization-key:low_polarization

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a form of ecosystem-based management which fosters participation and encourages respect for the diverse values and aspirations of communities.

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Problems and Purpose

Whereas traditional water resource management often fails to address the complexity, uncertainty, and conflict in modern water resources planning, integrated management approaches have emerged to fill in these gaps. IWRM takes a bottom-up, as opposed to a top-down, approach to governing the natural environment and often utilises participatory democracy in decision-making.[1]

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a form of ecosystem-based management. 

Origins and Development

Integrated Water Resource Management is a relatively recent apporach to the governance and upkeep of natural resources. Its development accords with a global turn in the understanding of natural resources as interconnected and in need of conservation and careful management alongside and in concert with human activities. Alongside other ecosystem-based approaches, "IWRM is emerging as an accepted alternative to the sector-by-sector, top-down management style that has dominated in the past."[2] 

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

Ecosystem-based Management 

References

[1] Fielding, J. (2016). Evaluating the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Planning Process and the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation Framework. MRM Report 634. Burnaby, BC: School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University.

[2] "What is IWRM?," Global Water Partnership, December 7, 2011, https://www.gwp.org/en/GWP-CEE/about/why/what-is-iwrm/

External Links

https://www.gwp.org/en/GWP-CEE/about/why/what-is-iwrm/

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/iwrm.shtml

Notes

Lead image: Water Governance Facility, https://goo.gl/VX7mTE