© 2016

Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation

  • Dietrich Borchardt
  • Janos J. Bogardi
  • Ralf B. Ibisch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralf B. Ibisch, Janos J. Bogardi, Dietrich Borchardt
      Pages 3-32
  3. Water Resources Assessments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Rotem Sade, Alon Rimmer, Rana Samuels, Yigal Salingar, Michael Denisyuk, Pinhas Alpert
      Pages 35-57
    3. Christian Siebert, Tino Rödiger, Stephan Schulz, Marcel Horovitz, Ralf Merz, Jan Friesen et al.
      Pages 85-106
    4. Christian Siebert, Tino Rödiger, Stefan Geyer, Johnathan B. Laronne, Noa Hillel, Martin Sauter et al.
      Pages 107-127
    5. Maksud Bekchanov, John P.A. Lamers, Anik Bhaduri, Manfred Lenzen, Bernhard Tischbein
      Pages 147-168
  4. Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Christian Bernhofer, Klemens Barfus, Dirk Pavlik, Pablo Borges, Dennis Söhl
      Pages 171-197
  5. Water Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Elena Arsenievna Kim, Anna-Katharina Hornidge
      Pages 201-219
  6. Public Information and Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Sabrina Kirschke, Lena Horlemann, Marian Brenda, Jutta Deffner, Alexander Jokisch, Shahrooz Mohajeri et al.
      Pages 303-331
  7. Capacity Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Ralf B. Ibisch, Marco Leidel, Steffen Niemann, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Ruth Goedert
      Pages 335-373
  8. Water Knowledge, Information Management and Decision Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Claudia Kuenzer, Florian Moder, Verena Jaspersen, Malte Ahrens, Manuel Fabritius, Tim Funkenberg et al.
      Pages 377-412
    3. Christopher Bonzi, Janina Onigkeit, Holger Hoff, Brian Joyce, Katja Tielbörger
      Pages 413-433
  9. Integrated Land and Water Resources Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Ralph Meissner, Michael Gebel, Jens Hagenau, Stefan Halbfass, Paul Engelke, Mathias Giessler et al.
      Pages 515-539
    3. Carsten Lorz, Pablo Borges de Amorim, Claudia Franz, Rene Höfer, Lars Koschke, Jorge Enoch Furquim Werneck Lima et al.
      Pages 541-566
  10. Regional Case Studies and Pathways to Sustainable Water Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 567-567
    2. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Lisa Oberkircher, Bernhard Tischbein, Gunther Schorcht, Anik Bhaduri, Usman K. Awan et al.
      Pages 569-602
    3. Shahrooz Mohajeri, Lena Horlemann, Sebastian Sklorz, Michael Kaltofen, Sharare Ghanavizchian, Tamara Nuñez von Voigt
      Pages 603-627
    4. Daniel Karthe, Sonja Heldt, Grit Rost, Jörg Londong, Jens Ilian, Jörn Heppeler et al.
      Pages 649-681
    5. Stefan Liehr, Marian Brenda, Peter Cornel, Jutta Deffner, Jörg Felmeden, Alexander Jokisch et al.
      Pages 683-717
  11. Transboundary Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 719-719
    2. Katja Tielbörger, Cornelia Claus, Daniela Schloz, Robin Twite, Emad Al-Karablieh, Amer Salman et al.
      Pages 721-747
    3. Jochen Klinger, David Riepl, Heinz-Peter Wolff, Ingo Heinz, Tino Rödiger, Joseph Guttman et al.
      Pages 749-777
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 779-781

About this book


This book reviews the concept, contemporary research efforts and the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The IWRM concept was established as an international guiding water management paradigm in the early 1990ies and has become a vital approach to solving the problems associated with the topic of water. The book summarizes fourteen comprehensive IWRM research projects with worldwide coverage and analyses their motivations, settings, approaches and implementation of results. Aiming to be an up-to-date interdisciplinary scientific reference, this book provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of contemporary IWRM research, examples of science based implementations and a synthesis of the lessons learnt. It concludes with some major future challenges, the solving of which will further strengthen the IWRM concept.


water management water technologies adaptive management global change water governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Borchardt
    • 1
  • Janos J. Bogardi
    • 2
  • Ralf B. Ibisch
    • 3
  1. 1.Helmholtz Centre Environmental ResearchMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Center for Development Research - ZEFBonnGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz Centre Environmental ResearchMagdeburgGermany

About the editors

Dietrich Borchardt, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Magdeburg, Germany; Janos J. Bogardi, University of Bonn, Germany; Ralf B. Ibisch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Magdeburg, Germany 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation
  • Editors Dietrich Borchardt
    Janos J. Bogardi
    Ralf B. Ibisch
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-25069-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79729-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25071-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 781
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 199 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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