A Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in Basins

The Global Local Partnership (GWP)
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The Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) produced a joint handbook on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at river, lake and aquifer basin levels, based on concrete worldwide experiences. The overall purpose of the handbook is to provide a practical guide to practitioners for the application of IWRM principles and practices at the river basin, lake and aquifer level. The handbook for practitioners will provide practical advice and guidance on a variety of practical issues that arise in the context of basin management, including legal conditions, institutional arrangements, data and information, strategic planning, financial issues, performance indicators, capacity development, and participation mechanisms. The handbook was launched at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul (March 2009).