Integrated Water Resources Management: Theoretical Concepts, Basis, Responsibilities, and Challenges of IWRM

  • Edson de Oliveira VieiraEmail author


This chapter describes the underlying theoretical concepts, the basics, and the responsibilities of IWRM. What principles guide the management and development of global efforts for the implementation of IWRM? This chapter also presents some tools needed for effective IWRM and how the economic, social, and environmental conditions of a basin are related to IWRM. What are the main governance and public roles in IWRM? This chapter identifies some of the key challenges of implementing IWRM.


Water management tools Water management policies Water governance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of Minas GeraisMontes ClarosBrazil

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