Shifting the Paradigm of Transboundary Water Resources Management Toward Climate Resilience

  • Manon Cassara
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)


This chapter summarizes how current transboundary water governance frameworks should be transformed to embrace the uncertainty factors generated under the climate change context as well as promoting more flexible management mechanisms. The ecosystem-based approach has been recognized as a fundamental cornerstone in insufflating climate resilient practices within the IWRM concept, including at the transboundary level, bridging ecosystems, environment, and water still in an integrated manner and to the benefit of the most vulnerable livelihoods. Enhanced cooperation mechanisms have also to be introduced, building on what is already working, increasing the involvement of ranging stakeholders, and using the opportunities from the world of innovations to demonstrate the mutual benefits of sharing natural resources.


Transboundary Water Resources Management Integrated Water Resources Management Cooperation 


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  • Manon Cassara
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  1. 1.Consultant for water resources managementAlmatyKazakhstan

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