The Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in Transboundary Basins of Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers

Global Water Partnership (GWP), International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) | 2012

This Handbook is aimed at practitioners who are involved in the management and development of transboundary water resources, including the wide range of stakeholders who are interested in the effective and equitable management of transboundary water resources. The Handbook:

offers an overview of the key concepts, fundamental issues and approaches used in state practice relevant to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in a transboundary water resources management context. It deals in successive sections with the concepts of cooperation, governance, information systems, participation, planning and financing;

includes a section on transboundary aquifers, with reference to the guide -Towards joint management of transboundary aquifer systems- (AFD, 2010);

considers the specific challenges related to inland waterways, major water infrastructure, ecosystems and climate change;

highlights the importance of capacity development as a foundation for transboundary cooperation;

provides examples of...

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