Integrated Water Resources Management Manual. A key process for Sustainable Development

  • Authors:
    Author Editor: Regina León Ovelar
    Literary editor: Gisselle Jara
    Altervida, Faculty of Engineering National University of Asuncion, University of Seville, ETEA Foundation, Loyola Andalucia University, AYESA Foundation.
    Year: 2021


This manual is offered as a basic technical-academic reference material that includes a compendium of fundamental aspects for the implementation of an adequate IWRM. It is the result of the compilation of technical documents and the authors’ own practical knowledge. The topics developed are directly linked to the work plan established by UNESCO in the Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (IHP) in its eighth phase, which has as its theme: “Water Security: Responses to Local, Regional, and International Challenges”.
Local, Regional, and Global Challenges”. The book provides summaries of official documents, as well as practical examples, in order to make it easy to read and understand, regardless of the reader’s technical background.

The topics covered in the Handbook have been compiled by the authors to be developed within the framework of the training course “Integrated Water Resources Management: a key process for sustainable development”. This course is part of the project “Monitoring system for pollutants in Lake Ypacaraí through the use of Unmanned Aquatic Surface Vehicles”, financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

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