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2017

Integrated Water Resources Management in Water-scarce Regions : Water Harvesting, Groundwater Desalination and Water Reuse in Namibia

IWA Publishing

Titre : Integrated Water Resources Management in Water-scarce Regions : Water Harvesting, Groundwater Desalination and Water Reuse in Namibia

Editor(s) : Stefan Liehr ; Johanna Kramm ; Alexander Jokisch ; Katharina Müller
Publisher  : IWA Publishing
Date de parution : 2017
Pages : 220

Description
The research project CuveWaters developed and implemented adapted technologies and accompanying measures to support the national process towards an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The aim is to give people in the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin reliable access to clean water over the long term, thus enhancing their livelihood and health, and to create job opportunities. IWRM relies on solutions that use various sources, types and qualities of water for different purposes. CuveWaters implemented pilot plants for rain- and floodwater harvesting, groundwater desalination, as well as facilities for sanitation and water reuse. Technical components of the project were framed by societal and scientific components. Integrated Water Resources Management in Water-scarce Regions provides a comprehensive view on the complexity and interconnectedness of findings and conclusions regarding the principle strategic approach within the CuveWaters project’s concept. The book aims to present the work of technical, social and natural scientists but also of media professionals : It gives thematically focused details on the three technology-based solutions which go beyond mere technical considerations and embed this into the overarching process towards IWRM in Namibia. Finally, it critically addresses lessons learnt and limits of projects in the context of research for implementation. This book is of great value to experts, professionals and also students and academics in the areas of water management, technology development and implementation and transdisciplinary science.

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