BRAHMATWINN- Twinning European and South Asian River basins to enhance capacity and implement adaptive integrated water resources management approaches

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BRAHMATWINN- Twinning European and South Asian River basins to enhance capacity and implement adaptive integrated water resources management approaches

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural and Urban

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Capacity Building

KEY SECTOR:

Water Resources Management

FUNDING AMOUNT:

USD 1,000,001 - USD 5,000,000

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

1 June 2006-December 2009 (43 months)
Problems to be Addressed

Improving integrated water resources management in mountain river system

Aims

Capacity building to harmonize integrated water resources management.

Objectives

The project aimed to enhance and improve capacity to carry out harmonized integrated water resources management (IWRM) in mountain river systems like the Brahmaputra and to transfer IWRM expertise, approaches and tools, based on studies carried out in the Upper Danube River Basin (UDRB) in Europe, and the Upper Brahmaputra River Basin (UBRB) in South Asia.

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

Since the project involves improving the water resources management.

Results / Outputs

At the national level contributed to research activities and existing IWRM action plans, such as the Danube Regional Project (ICPDR, 2005) in the UDRB or the South Asia Water Analysis Network (SAWAN). At the European level, it contributed to the ongoing efforts within the UDRB to implement the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the principles of IWRM. On a global scale it strengthened the efforts of “sustainable development” and it also contributed to implementation of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) withinEurope and Asia that considers holistic IWRM activities as a supporting prerequisite to reach the Millennium Development (GWP, 2004).

Contact Details

Prof. Dr. W.-A. Flügel
Friedrich Schiller University

Jenergasse 8

07743 Jena, Germany
e-mail: c5wafl@uni-jena.de
Website: http://www.brahmatwinn.uni-jena.de/index.php?id=5556andL=2
http://www.icimod.org/?q=247

Relevent Publications

Twinning European and South Asian River Basins to enhance capacity and implement adaptive management approaches (BRAHMATWINN) analysis documents : http://www.brahmatwinn.uni-jena.de/fileadmin/Geoinformatik/projekte/brahmatwinn/Berichte/Dl_5.pdf
Advances in Science & Research - Open Access Proceedings. BRAHMATWINN Results : http://www.adv-sci-res.net/7/1/2011/asr-7-1-2011.pdf