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Sustainable Management of Water Resources
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Sustainable Management of Water Resources

An Integrated Approach

9781845427450 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Carlo Giupponi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Director, Venice Centre for Climate Studies, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy, Anthony J. Jakeman, The Australian National University, Australia, Derek Karssenberg, Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Matt P. Hare, Seecon Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 745 0 Extent: 384 pp
Experts across a wide range of specialist fields including social sciences, informatics, ecology and hydrology are brought together in this truly multidisciplinary approach to water management. They provide the reader with integrated insights into water resource management practices that underpin the three pillars of sustainable development – environment, economics and society – through a series of international case studies and theoretical frameworks.

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This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and highly accessible introduction to water resource management, covering topics such as:

• the ecology of surface waters
• international regulations and economics
• stakeholder participation in management
• tools and methods for decision making
• integrated modelling
• decision making and water policies
• stakeholder participation and social issues.

Experts across a wide range of specialist fields including social sciences, informatics, ecology and hydrology are brought together in this truly multidisciplinary approach to water management. They provide the reader with integrated insights into water resource management practices that underpin the three pillars of sustainable development – environment, economics and society – through a series of international case studies and theoretical frameworks.
Contributors
Contributors: R.M. Argent, O. Barreteau, M.B. Beck, J. Bromley, V. Cogan, A. Fassio, J. Feás Vàzquez, P.F. Ghetti, C. Giupponi, M.P. Hare, A.J. Jakeman, R. Janssen, D. Karssenberg, R.A. Letcher, H. Maier, G. Mondello, E. Mostert, J. Mysiak, J.P. Norton, C. Pahl-Wostl, K. Pfeffer, D. Ridder, A.E. Rizzoli, P. Rosato, J.D. Tàbara, M. van Herwijnen, M. Vissers
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Contents:
Preface
Part I: Introduction
1. Integrated Management of Water Resources: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges
Anthony J. Jakeman, Carlo Giupponi, Derek Karssenberg, Matt P. Hare, Anita Fassio and Rebecca A. Letcher

Part II: New Challenges for Water Management
2. Policy Setting for Sustainable Water Management: GATS Rules and Water Management Systems
Gérard Mondello

3. Water Policies and the Integrated Management of Surface Waters: An Ecological Approach
Pier Francesco Ghetti and Carlo Giupponi

Part III: Supporting Decision Making
4. Sustainable Water Management and Decision Making
Carlo Giupponi, Anita Fassio, Jacobo Feás Vàzquez and Jaroslav Mysiak

5. Multi-Criteria Decision Making in Water Resources Management
Jacobo Feás and Paolo Rosato

6. Software Support for Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Marjan van Herwijnen and Ron Janssen

Part IV: Participation
7. Participation for Sustainable Water Management
Erik Mostert

8. Methods for Stakeholder Participation in Water Management
Matt P. Hare, Olivier Barreteau, M. Bruce Beck, Rebecca A. Letcher, Erik Mostert, J. David Tàbara, Dagmar Ridder, Valerie Cogan and Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Part V: Integrated Modelling for IWRM
9. Software Tools for Hydrological Modelling
Derek Karssenberg, Karin Pfeffer and Marc Vissers

10. Integrated Modelling: Construction, Selection, Uncertainty
Anthony J. Jakeman, John P. Norton, Rebecca A. Letcher and Holger Maier

11. Typology of Models and Methods of Integration
Rebecca A. Letcher and John Bromley

12. Software and Software Systems: Platforms and Issues for IWRM Problems
Andrea E. Rizzoli and Robert M. Argent

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