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. (2016) Risk management as a basis for integrated water cycle management in Kazakhstan. Journal of Environmental Geography, 9 (3-4). pp. 33-42. ISSN 2060-467X

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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 collabora-tively 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 communi-cation, 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
Keywords (uncontrolled): risk management, capacity building, water management, stakeholder engagement
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM)
Item ID: 21077
Notes on copyright: © 2016 Burghard Meyer et al., published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
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Depositing User: John Watt
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 15:06
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21077

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