Integrated Water Resources Management

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

Throughout the development of civilization, people have come to the important realization that water, being the principal element of nature, calls for comprehensive management based on the integration of different waters, users, and impacts that determine the sustainability, efficiency, and safety of water availability. It is us, living on the cusp of a new millennium, whose rough lot it is to witness growing water deficits in nearly all parts of the Earth. Today, annual per capita fresh water resources available for use averages 750 m3. By 2050, this value will decrease to an average of 450 m3 even without taking into account climate change effects. This implies that over 80% of the countries worldwide will reach the UN water deficit level (Water: A Shared Responsibility. The UN World Water Development Report 2. UNESCO-WWAP 2006).

Keywords

Water Resource Water Resource Management Water User Integrate Water Resource Management Transboundary Water 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scientific Information Center of Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (SIC ICWC)TashkentRepublic of Uzbekistan

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