Risk management as a basis for integrated water cycle management in Kazakhstan

Meyer Burghard and Lundy Lian and Watt John and Abdullaev Iskandar and Capilla Roma Jose E.: Risk management as a basis for integrated water cycle management in Kazakhstan. In: Journal of environmental geography, (9) 3-4. pp. 33-42. (2016)

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Abstract

Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) aims to bring together a diversity of social, environmental, technological and economic aspects to implement sustainable water and land management systems. This paper investigates the challenges and opportunities facing Kazakhstan as it its efforts to move towards a more sustainable approach to managing its finite and highly stressed water resources. The use of a strategic-level risk governance framework to support a multi-disciplinary Kazakh-EU consortium in working collaboratively towards enhancing capacity and capability to address identified challenges is described. With a clear focus on addressing capacity building needs, a strong emphasis is placed on developing taught integrated water cycle management programmes through communication, stakeholder engagement and policy development including appropriate tools for managing the water issues including hydraulic models, GIS-based systems and scenario developments. Conclusions on the benefits of implementing an EU-style Water Framework Directive for Central Asia based on a risk management approach in Kazakhstan are formulated.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of environmental geography
Date: 2016
Volume: 9
Number: 3-4
ISSN: 2060-467X
Page Range: pp. 33-42
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/46844/
DOI: DOI: 10.1515/jengeo-2016-0010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vízgazdálkodás, Kockázatelemzés, Vízbázis - Kazahsztán
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 41-42. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2017. Jun. 20. 14:21
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 27. 15:26
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/47725

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