Preface.- Introduction.- Part I - Concepts and approaches of integrated water management.- Filling the information gap between water systems and decision makers in the sustainable development of a territory; F. Colaceci et al.- Towards and adaptive approach in planning and management process; M. Pires Rosa.- The value of the Italian civil protection system in Integrated Water Management for the Mediterranean environment; F. Giannoni et al.- Knowledge discovery in environmental data; J. Izquierdo et al.- NetSyMoD - An integrated approach for water resources management; C. Giupponi et al.; Water conflicts: an unavoidable challenge from the transboundary to the local dimension; A. Nardini et al.- Part II - Case studies.- An eco-hydrological project on Turkey creek watershed, South Carolina, U.S.A.; D. Amatya, C. Trettin.- Integrated transboundary management of lake Constance driven by the International Commission for the protection of lake Constance (IGKB); J. Bloesch, H.G. Schroeder.- Integrated water management in the seven cities basin; T. Dentinho et al.- Establishment of the Iskar reservoir minimum sanitary storage capacity; I. Dimitrova.- Eutrophication in the Blackwater river catchment; P. Jordan et al.- The proposal of integrated water resources management in the Bouragreg basin and how it fots with the UNESCO/HELP policy program; A. Khattabi.- Impact of Ignalina nuclear power plant on the cooler - lake Druksiai; J. Kriauciuniene.- Transboundary river contract Semois-Semoy between Belgium (Wallonia) and France; F. Rosillon, J. Lobet.- Ground and water levels change in the Scheldt basin: when transboundary issues need a multidisciplinary approach; E. Masson, F. Meilliez.- A decision support system for groundwater quality preservation in Terceira island; T. Dentinho et al.- Greece: IWM plans in the framework of WFD implementation; S.G. Skias.- The role of the HELP programme; M. Bonell.- Participation aspects in the realization of the nete river basinmanagement plan: methodology and application; J. Staes et al.- The use of hydrological characteristics for wetland habitats protection in water management of the upper Narew river system; D. Miroslaw-Swiatek et al.- Saltwater intrusion in a unconfined coastal aquifer: the case study of Cervia (North Adriatic sea, Italy); E. Ulazzi et al.- International and inner transboundary river basins in the Kaliningrad Oblast, South-Eastern Baltic; B. Chubarenko, D. Domnin.- Part III - Reports of the working groups.- Environmental indicators for water resources management; L.M. Lavkulich, E. Ulazzi.- Developments in participation within integrated water management; J. van Ast et al.- Conclusion.-
Integrated Water Management (IWM) deals with the planning and management of water resources by integrating the different issues involved, including ecological, economic, technical legislative, and transboundary. This book offers a general framework for IWM. It includes both the different environmental problems that affect the very different ecosystems and the main methodologies able to face the problem of IWM.
Result of the work of international experts in different disciplines related to IWM
Current methodological approaches are presented
Case studies from all over the world are described
Main problems and future directions for IWM are discussed