IWM can be practiced at many scales; the utility scale, the city scale, and the watershed scale are common examples. This focus has also framed the development of this resource center. The resources included here are organized into several categories, although many of them will fit into multiple categories. How Integrated Water Management Can Help Cities Thrive The paper is the result of a three-day convening of mayors, water utilities, and other leaders to discuss the integration of water management in their municipalities.
The IWRM project has been working hard over the past five years to ensure that real progress is made towards sustainable management of water and wastewater across the participating Pacific countries.
To achieve this there has been a dedicated collective of project managers and assistants, local and national government members and most importantly of all local communities at demonstration sites, learning from each other and working together to make it all happen.
These stories, written by national project managers and community members highlight some key achievements from each country.
From innovative community engagement techniques and enhancing community capacities to introducing new waste-reduction technologies and developing water-related polices; these stories show how the projects are positively impacting on the communities and generating a deeper understanding of IWRM across the Pacific.
Important items of business for consideration by the Committee include: More information and background documents for the meeting can be accessed online here — Regional Steering Committee webpage.
Key project results include: The project is also successfully testing various measures to reduce stress on the Neiafu aquifer. The project has also successfully shared sanitation solutions with other Pacific countries. The project is also successfully testing various measures to reduce stress on the Sarakata watershed.
The project has also strengthened national and watershed level coordination of water resource management. Protection of land for inclusion in land reserve to reduce stress on water systems; finalisation of 3 Watershed Management Plans that define buffer zones and natural reserves; development of the Watershed Conservation Policy to guide legislation to reserve upland areas for water resource conservation; and on ground rehabilitation works to improve water quality.Principles of Integrated Water Resources Management in Urban Areas IWRM should be applied at catchment level.
The catchment is the smallest complete hydrological unit of analysis and management. Why use a gender perspective in Integrated Water Resources Management? 13 Concern for effectiveness and efficiency in water sector programmes and projects.
13 Concern for environmental sustainability 14 Need for an accurate analysis of water resources use 14 Concern for gender equality, equity and empowerment California Integrated Water Quality System Project (CIWQS) The California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) is a computer system used by the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards to track information about places of environmental interest, manage permits and other orders, track inspections, and manage violations and enforcement activities.
With member countries, staff from more countries, and offices in over locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
6. Hidalgo, J. and H. Pena (), “Turning Water Stress into Water Management Success: Experiences in the Lerma-Chapala River Basin”, in Lenton, R. and M. Muller (eds.), Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice: Better Water Management for Development, Earthscan, London.
Chris White is the Editor of the Global Water Forum. Lao PDR is rich in water resources and has a per capita water resources of 55, m 3 per year. About 35% (about , m 3) of the Mekong river annual flow is contributed from its tributaries within Laos.