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Can integrated water resources management increase adaptive capacity to climate change adaptation? a critical review

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dc.contributor.author Gain, A. K.
dc.contributor.author Rouillard, J. J.
dc.contributor.author Benson, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-13T06:49:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-13T06:49:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03
dc.identifier.citation Gain, A. K., Rouillard, J. J., & Benson, D. (2013). Can Integrated Water Resources Management Increase Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change Adaptation? A Critical Review. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 5, 11-20. en_GB
dc.identifier.other doi:10.4236/jwarp.2013.54A003
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/236
dc.description this article is available at http://www.scirp.org/journal/jwarp en_GB
dc.description.abstract Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is now a global paradigm. While conceptions of IWRM principles vary between contexts, it primarily aims to ensure more coordinated management between different aspects of water issues such as water quality, land management and habitat protection. However, one increasingly significant cross-cut- ting management issue is climate change adaptation which presents multiple problems for IWRM approaches. This pa- per therefore seeks to gauge the extent to which IWRM principles can, and indeed are, enhancing the adaptive capacity of water management through reducing vulnerability and increasing the resilience of social-ecological systems. A re- view of research into vulnerability and resilience to date suggests that IWRM has significant potential for supporting some of the key determinants of adaptive capacity. However, despite IWRM being promoted as an attractive approach, our assessment argues that IWRM, as currently practiced, cannot readily enhance flexibility and adaptability, which is required for climate change adaptation. Normative recommendations for future policy are then provided. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship European Science Foundation en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing en_GB
dc.subject water resources en_GB
dc.subject Climate change en_GB
dc.subject Water en_GB
dc.subject climate change adaptation en_GB
dc.title Can integrated water resources management increase adaptive capacity to climate change adaptation? a critical review en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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