Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Overview Paper 1

Water is a core development issue and improved integrated water resources management is necessary to improve water security and quality


This document is one of a series that have been prepared to help inform water resources professionals at various levels of government and different organisations of the basics of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and water (resources) demand management.

The China – UK, Water Resources Demand Management Assistance Project (WRDMAP), Integrated Water Resources Management document series are intended to provide guidance in support of existing national and provincial standards and documents. This particular document is classified as an overview (OV) document that helps provide the framework and setting for the other documents in the series. It should be emphasised that the document series has a focus on dry season water resources management although IWRM encompasses all aspects of water sector development and management including flood management. The documents also have a strong focus on water demand management as presented in Water Demand Management: an International Perspective Overview Paper 2


WRDMAP. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) [Overview Paper 1]. WRDMAP, China (2010) 172 pp.

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Overview Paper 1

Published 1 May 2010