1. What is IWRM? (2 of 3)


Integrated management means that all the different uses of water resources are considered together.
Water allocations and management decisions consider the effects of each use on the others. They are able to take account of overall social and economic goals, including the achievement of sustainable development.
  IWRM & participatory decisionmaking
As we shall see, the basic IWRM concept has been extended to incorporate participatory decision-making.
A clear example of interdependent uses of water. Scroll the picture to view different users of water.

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