Research

Research

The funding priority currently includes seven projects in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. One decisive issue is the potential contribution of adapted water/environmental technologies and the transfer of know-how towards the establishment of IWRM in each model region. All projects are based on an integrated approach, in which the interests of all stakeholders are taken into account. Natural, ecological and socio-economic conditions must also be taken into consideration. Depending on the region, different key problems are tackled and appropriate solutions developed.
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    Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Isfahan

    The objective of the “IWRM in Isfahan” joint project, started in September 2010, is to develop sustainable water management solutions in the Zayandeh Rud catchment area in Central Iran. The river has widespread influence on the economic development of the semi-arid region of Isfahan yet its catchment area is suffering from severe water shortages. The task is to make water usage along the river sustainable whilst taking various agricultural, industrial, human and environmental demands into consideration. The consortium of scientists and businesses together with the Iranian partners aims to work out a practical concept for Integrated Water Resource Management by 2013.


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    Integrated Water Resources Management for Central Asia: Model Region Mongolia (MoMo) - Phase III

    How can sustainable water management pattern be achieved in the context of increasing intensities of water usage and an extreme physical environment? A team consisting of natural and social scientists, engineers and private sector companies adresses these challenges in the framework of a model project in Mongolia.
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    Integrated Water Resources Management in the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin (Central Northern Namibia) – CuveWaters

    The joint project CuveWaters is supporting to further development of integrated water resources management in central northern Namibia (Cuvelai-Etosha Basin). The transdisciplinary research concept backs up changes in water resources management with technical measures in order to bring about an improvement in the long-term development and safeguarding of endogenous resource potentials in the research region. All project activities centre around integration. These activities focus on adapted concepts and technologies, the interaction of water with other resources, and on participation.
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    IWRM-Pilotproject Middle Olifants South Africa with technology transfer through a franchise-concept

    South Africa is a very attractive research area for an IWRM project, which combines hydrologic and economic input factors: On one hand, there are highly developed technologies under operation and the institutional framework is well-established. On the other hand, especially in the livelihood of refugees and rural areas, South Africa is clearly to be characterised as developing country. An IWRM model, elaborated and verified in South Africa, will, therefore, be the best option for application in other developing and transformation countries.
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    Integrated Water Resource Management in the Lower Jordan Valley

    The SMART research project has the goal of developing a transferable approach for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the water shortage region of the Lower Jordan Valley. In this context the following questions play a central role: How to increase the water availability and water quality in the catchment area of the Lower Jordan River without endanger vital ecosystems and social and economical welfare? Which innovative technologies, decision support systems and management strategies can be applied in a reasonable and effective way for a sustainable use of water resources?
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    Integrated Water resources Management in Vietnam

    The research project in Vietnam analyses increasing problems in drinking water supply and sanitation in three different regions in Vietnam. Concepts and instruments for an IWRM approach are developed. The focus of the project lies in the development of a planning and decision support tool (DSS) together with Vietnamese partners.
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    Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in Gunung Kidul, Java, Indonesia

    Gunung Kidul, the district near to the large city Yogyakarta is one of the poorest areas of Java. One reason for this is the fragmented karst underground, in which the surface water drains away immediately. In the dry season, this leads to water shortage, which affects the agricultural crops for example. In a bilateral project, a subsurface management storage was consequently constructed and cave water was supported through a regenerative hydropower. In the follow-up-project and next to the expansion of the water resource, an IWRM-concept must be now also developed for the optimized water distribution, for the water treatment and for the sewage disposal.


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    Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Coastal Area of Shandong Province, PR China

    Water shortage and water pollution are serious problems in China’s Northern provinces which strongly influence not only socio-economic development, but also ecology and quality of life in these regions. Shandong Province and particularly the Huangshui river basin is an outstanding example for water conflicts arising from piece meal action as well as from fast growing population, industry and agriculture. Crucial points are here also water shortage, the pollution of water resources, and the associated intrusion of seawater into groundwater resources.
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Publications

GLOWA - Clobal Cange and the Hydrological Cycle


2008, 69 pages

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