Hydrogeology Journal

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 415–418 | Cite as

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): How does groundwater fit in?

  • Stephen Foster
  • Mohamed Ait-Kadi


Groundwater management Groundwater protection IWRM 

Gestion intégrée de la ressource en eau (GIRE): Quelle est la part de l’eau souterraine?

Manejo integrado de los recursos hídricos (MIRH): ¿Cómo se ajusta a ello el agua subterránea?


Gestão Integrada de Recursos Hídricos (GIRH): Como integrar a água subterrânea?



The authors, as GWP-Global Technical Committee Chair (Ait-Kadi) and former World Bank–GW-MATE Director 2001-10 and IAH President 2004-08 (Foster), are most grateful to Ania Grobicki (GWP, Executive Director) and Julia Bucknall (World Bank, Water Anchor Manager) for promoting the collaboration that facilitated the writing of this article, and to their respective colleagues, members of GW-MATE and the GWP-Global Technical Committee for their stimulation. Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in the article are those of the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of the GWP or World Bank.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)ReadingUK
  2. 2.Global Water Partnership (GWP)StockholmSweden

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