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Integrated Water Resources Management in South and South East Asia

Edited By: Asit K Biswas, Olli Varis and Cecilia Tortajada

370 pages, maps, figures and tables

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #153635 | ISBN: 0195669320
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About this book

The concept of integrated water resources management (IWRM) is not new: it has been around for over two generations. During the 1990s, this concept was rediscovered by some international institutions, and they have since then promoted it extensively all over the world. There is no question that IWRM has now become a mainstream idea. While it is conceptually attractive, it is still an open question as to what extent it is possible to move from the concept to the implementation phase. It is thus absolutely critical to analyse to what extent IWRM has been applied to improve water management practices and processes at the operational level.

The book answers this question for South and Southeast Asia, based on a series of comprehensive case studies which were prepared by leading authorities from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as for the Mekong River as a whole. The case studies assess the status of application of IWRM in the region, what are the results of such attempts, and identify their successes, failures and constraints.


Contents

PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1. EXTERNALITIES OF INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA; 2.INTEGRATION IN BITS AND PARTS: A CASE STUDY FOR INDIA; 3. SABARMATI RIVER BASIN (INDIA): PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT; 4. INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN BANGLADESH: AN ASSESSMENT; 5. STATUS OF INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NEPAL: AN OVERVIEW; 6. INSTITUTIONAL SETUP FOR INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT FOR THE KLANG RIVER BASIN, MALAYSIA; 7. INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN INDONESIA; 8. INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN VIETNAM: PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES; 9. INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR THE MEKONG RIVER BASIN; 10. INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN CHINA; 11. INSTITUTIONS FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN LATIN AMERICA; 12. WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: A REASSESSMENT; INDEX

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