By Jaroslav Mysiak, Hans Jorgen Henrikson, Caroline Sullivan, John Bromley, Claudia Pahl-Wostl
The complexity of present water source administration poses many demanding situations. Water managers have to resolve a variety of interrelated water dilemmas, similar to balancing water volume and caliber, flooding, drought, preserving biodiversity and ecological capabilities and prone, in a context the place human ideals, activities and values play a relevant position. additionally, the transforming into uncertainties of world weather swap and the long run implications of administration activities make the issues much more tough. This e-book explains the advantages, results and classes discovered from adaptive water administration (AWM). In essence AWM is a fashion of responding to uncertainty by way of designing coverage measures that are provisional and incremental, topic to next amendment in line with environmental swap and different variables. incorporated are illustrative case stories from seven river basins from throughout Europe, West Asia and Africa: the Elbe, Rhine, Guadiana, Tisza, Orange, Nile and Amudarya. those exemplify the major demanding situations of adaptive water administration, in particular while rivers move nationwide limitations, growing extra difficulties of governance.