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Book ChapterDOI: 10.1007/978-81-322-1967-5_3

The EC-Project BRAHMATWINN

01 Jan 2015-pp 7-9
Abstract: The BRAHMATWINN project was funded by the European Community (EC contract no. 036952) and was carried out between June 2006 and December 2009. Its overall objective was to provide a comprehensive impact assessment of climate change to the hydrological dynamics and integrated land and water resources management (ILWRM) in alpine mountain massifs.

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Topics: Water resources (53%), Impact assessment (53%), Climate change (53%)
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Book ChapterDOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1472-7_6
Wolfgang-Albert Flügel1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 2017-
Abstract: Methodological aspects of scale-related impact assessment from changing land use/land cover (LULC) management and climate on river basin water resources and their management are discussed. Both control the interactive hydrological process dynamics that transfer precipitation input on the landscape to the different surface and subsurface water resources components and ultimately to river runoff draining the river basin. As the integrated water resources management (IWRM) concept does not sufficiently account for the landscape-related process dynamics associated with LULC management, it is enhanced to the integrated land and water resources management (ILWRM) approach. The latter requires, firstly, a consistent methodological concept and, secondly, a toolset for its implementation. The DPSIR (D = Drivers, P = Pressures, S = State, I = Impacts, R = Responses) approach is a suitable analysis concept in this regard and is enhanced by a Decision Information Knowledge System (DIKS). Both are implemented by means of the integrated land management system (ILMS) toolset developed at the University of Jena, Germany, and tested in numerous research projects in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. The majority of river catchment studies focus on a particular scale. Upscaling and downscaling of the hydrological knowledge they generate requires the separation of the generic knowledge components from their modifying local specifications. The interdisciplinary ILWRM applications presented in this paper from two projects in South Africa and SE Asia address this challenge by applying a multi-scale nested catchment approach (NCA) and respective upscaling and downscaling techniques to regionalize hydrological knowledge between scales.

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Topics: Land management (61%), Integrated water resources management (59%), Water resources (56%) ...read more

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.5194/ASR-7-1-2011
Wolfgang-Albert Flügel1Institutions (1)
Abstract: . The EC-project BRAHMATWINN was carrying out a harmonised integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as addressed by the European Water Initiative (EWI) in headwater river systems of alpine mountain massifs of the twinning Upper Danube River Basin (UDRB) and the Upper Brahmaputra River Basins (UBRB) in Europe and Southeast Asia respectively. Social and natural scientists in cooperation with water law experts and local stakeholders produced the project outcomes presented in Chapter 2 till Chapter 10 of this publication. BRAHMATWINN applied a holistic approach towards IWRM comprising climate modelling, socio-economic and governance analysis and concepts together with methods and integrated tools of applied Geoinformatics. A detailed description of the deliverables produced by the BRAHMATWINN project is published on the project homepage http://www.brahmatwinn.uni-jena.de .

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