Applying the principles of integrated water resource and river basin management – an introduction
A report to WWF-UK prepared by: Tim Jones, Peter Newborne & Bill Phillips. June 2006.
Purpose and target audience
WWF, one of the leading global proponents of environmentally sustainable, integrated water resource and river basin management (IWRM/IRBM), has commissioned this report with the aim of:
• setting out the global policy framework behind the current focus on IWRM/IRBM;
• reviewing, in general terms, global progress with IWRM implementation;
• presenting indicators of successful IWRM/IRBM implementation and means of measuring/monitoring such indicators, with examples to the extent these are available;
• providing clearly signposted links to sources of further information.
This report is aimed primarily at WWF staff working on freshwater issues, but also at interested professionals within the water management sector (e.g. water companies, civil servants). In seeking to promote better implementation of IWRM, it provides a critical analysis of the current ‘state of the art’.