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IWRM Model regions
of the BMBF Funding Priority

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Funding Priority

The protection and sustainable use of water resources plays a decisive role for the future of humankind. That is why the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds the development of integrated planning tools for the sustainable use of water resources and the adaptation of water technologies to different climatic, ecological, economical and social conditions. more (URL: http://www.wasserressourcen-management.de/en/18.php)

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Funding Priority

  • Research

    Portrait

    The IWRM principle has the aim of contributing to the quantitatively and qualitatively sustainable management of interlinked surface waters, aquifers and coastal waters. This will help ensure the social and economic development and the efficiency of vitally important ecosystems. Under this funding priority, new approaches and technologies will be tested, adapted and developed in model regions of manageable size.
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  • 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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  • Research

    Accompanying projects

    The Germany Ministry of Education and Research supports international ties of German universities, research institutes and enterprises with the ultimate goal of building competencies and fostering competitive advantages for industry and the research community in Germany in the areas of research and innovation. Two accompanying projects support networking activities and improve the prospects for the implementation of IWRM concepts. A third accompanying project provides instruments for governance analysis. 
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  • Research

    News, Events and Publications

    This section contains information about the course of the projects and about events that form part of the collaborative projects of this funding priority as well as other related research and application projects. In addition, it contains information on relevant calls for proposals and publications.
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  • Research

    Library

    In our library, you can find scientific publications related to IWRM, a data link collection with a thematic list of links to datasets and data sources concerning IWRM as well as a glossary, which explains common terms related to the IWRM-concept.
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