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A handbook for integrated water resources management in basins
This handbook provides guidance for improving the governance of freshwater resources, in particular through effective implementation of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach in lake, river and aquifer basins. It articulates the links between challenges and IWRM responses; suggests ways of setting up or modernising basin organisations to facilitate the adoption of the IWRM approach; and is a practical and userfriendly guide with many examples of experiences in river, lake and aquifer management. The handbook has been developed by the Global Water Partnership and the International Network of Basin Organizations as an outcome of the collaboration between the two networks to facilitate the adoption of better and more sustainable water resources management. The hope is that the handbook will help to catalyse positive change for sustainable development. The handbook will be a dynamic document, updated with best practices in water management for basins all over the globe.