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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by Mukand S. Babel


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Presentation made by Mukand S. Babel, Asian Institute of Technology, Toolbox workshop, 25. August 2012

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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by Mukand S. Babel

  1. 1. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Knowledge Centers Workshop 25 August 2012 Mukand S. Babel
  2. 2. Presentation Outline12 Asian Institute of Technology2 Water: Academic Programs3 IWRM4 Questions for discussion
  3. 3. AIT: a multicultural environment 2300 Students from 47 + Countries/Territories 18000+ Alumni from 80 Countries/Territories 27000+ Short-term Trainees from 70+ Countries/Territories 120 Internationally recruited Faculty from 20+ Countries 600 Research and Support Staff from about 30 Countries About 500 Sponsored Research Projects 33 Board of Trustee members from 19 Countries 15 Research and Outreach Centers
  4. 4. Internationality and neutralityThailand, Cambodia, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sweden,Timor Leste, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the UNIFEM (East and Southeast Asia)
  5. 5. Academic structure School of School of School ofEngineering Environment, Management and Resources and (SOM)Technology Development (SET) (SERD) AIT AIT CENTERSEXTENSION Vietnam Indonesia ..............
  6. 6. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (SET) Civil and Infrastructure Industrial System Information and Engineering Engineering CommunicationsConstruction, Engineering and Mechatronics Computer Science Infrastructure Management Geotechnical and Earth Microelectronics and Information Resources Engineering Embedded Systems Management Structural Engineering Industrial and Remote Sensing Manufacturing and GeographicTransportation Engineering Engineering Information Systems Water Engineering and NanoTechnology Telecommunications Management Interdisciplinary Programs Disaster Preparedness Information and Geo-system Exploration Offshore Mitigation and Communications and Petroleum Geo- Technology and Management Technologies engineering Management
  7. 7. SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT (SERD) Development Energy and Bio-resources Studies Environment Agricultural Systems Gender and Development Energy and Engineering Studies Pulp and PaperAquaculture and Aquatic Natural Resources TechnologyResources Management Management EnvironmentalFood Engineering and Regional and Rural Engineering andBioprocess Technology Development Planning Management Urban Environmental Climate Change and Sustainable Development Management Interdisciplinary Programs Gender,Agribusiness Energy and Energy Greater Mekong TransportationManagement Environment Business Sub-region Management and Development Development Studies Program
  8. 8. SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (SOM) PROGRAM PHD MBA DBA EMBAPROGRAM PROGRAM PROGRAM PROGRAM Dual Degree Arrangements - AIT and DBA Sri Lanka EMBA Bangkok some of the premier business schools DBA Taiwan EMBA Vietnam in Europe such as ESCP Europe DBA Thailand EMBA-HRM (Former ESCP-EAP), SKEMA (Former DBA China CERAM) , Telecom Business School DBA Vietnam(Former INT Management), HHL Leipzig DBA India and EBS and Somaiya Institute, India Entrepreneurship Executive SOM Research Corporate Governance & Performance Development Focus Asian Markets & Industrial Competitiveness Public Sector Development & Management
  9. 9. AIT EXTENSION (Non-degree Training Program & Consultancy Services) AIT Extension AIT Extensions operating offers: programs: Continuing professional Agriculture, Resources and education Environment (ARE) Short-Course Trainings Development Management (DR)Seminars, workshops and conferences Education and Training Development (ETD) Study visits/Regional Exposure Visits Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Consultancy services Public SectorCustomized / Tailor-Made Capacity Building (PSCP) Courses
  10. 10. Centers of Excellence at AIT o Asian WAter Research and Education (AWARE) Center o WHO Collaborating Centre (water supply and waste disposal) o Thailand Accident Research Center (TARC) o Asian Center for Transportation Studies (ACTS) o Asian Center for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics (ACSIG) o Habitech Center o ACECOMS o IntERLab o Asia-Africa Initiative o Geoinformatics Center o GWP SEA Secretariat (?)
  11. 11. AWARE Centre Vision Thrive to become a regional centre of excellence on capacity building and research in sustainable water management and allied sciences, providing a platform for science-policy dialogue, and enhancing the quality of planning and implementation of relevant activities. It will be the focal point for all water related activities of the CoE on SDCC
  12. 12. AWARE Centre Collaboration and partnership CivilGovernment Private Developmen Water societies agencies sectors t partners networks and media Enhance Support Bridge Expand Act asknowledge improving between activities platform for and efficiencies of international and add freecapabilities water development value to information of infrastructure partners operation exchangegovernment (e.g. ADB, and agencies CIRAD etc.) continuing and local education communities between the academia, civil society and media
  13. 13. AIT Satellite Centers/Offices AIT Center in Vietnam AIT Center in Indonesia AIT Office Nepal AIT Office China in Shanghai AIT Office Afghanistan
  14. 14. Water education @ AIT Sustainable Water Water Eng Mgmt. and Mgmt. Water Resources Water Eng. Science and Eng.Hydraulic Eng.
  15. 15. Objectives of the MS• To enhance capacities of water professionals in the field of IWRM• To prepare and expose the next generation of water leaders on methods and practices of integrated and holistic approaches to water and environment management
  16. 16. Academic focus Supply optimization assessments of surface and groundwater supplies, water balances, wastewater reuse, and environmental impacts of distribution and Equitable use options access participatory and transparent management, water users association, marginalized groups and gender issuesDemandmanagement cost-recovery, water useefficiency technologies, anddecentralized watermanagement Policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks polluter-pays principle, water quality norms and standards, and market-based regulatory mechanisms
  17. 17. Water: Academic programs Regular Postgraduate Programs/Fields of Study Water Engineering and Management (WEM) Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM) Agricultural Systems and Engineering (ASE) Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) Gender and Development Studies (GDS) Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering Natural Resources Management (NRM) Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP) Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (RS&GIS) Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
  18. 18. Water: Academic programs Interdisciplinary Programs Climate Change and Sustainable Development Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Integrated Watershed Development and Management (IWDM) Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Modeling Tools for Environment and Resources Management (MTERM) Sustainable Hydropower (under development)
  19. 19. Water: Academic programs Double/Joint Degree Programs Urban Water Engineering and Management (UWEM) (since Aug 2009) with UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands Agricultural Water Management (AWM) for Enhanced Land and Water Productivity (since Aug 2010) with UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands Hydro-informatics and Water Management (since Aug 2010) with the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France
  20. 20. Water: Academic programs Distance-based Programs e-learning Diploma Program on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)  Offered by the UNU-INWEH Regional Water Virtual Learning Center (WVLC) at AIT  Established in 2005, with 4 batches completed as of January 2011 Certificate Program on Service Oriented Management of Irrigation Systems (SOMIS)  Offered since January 2009 in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands
  21. 21. Water: Academic programs Certificate Programs Certificate leading to Master’s Degree in GMS Development Studies  Water Governance in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
  22. 22. History of IWRM at AIT In 1999, a 30-h course on IWRM introduced for regular masters in WEM A 60-h course developed (Danida) and offered since 2000 Hosting of GWP SEA RS 2002-03, 1st SEAWF Courses as part of masters program given/being developed: • Water Resources Management, Water Economics and Governance, IWRM Planning Workshop Training courses on IWRM e-learning Diploma program on IWRM since 2005 Assisted WRU, Vietnam on IWRM, DRA and WR Economics for 7 years (Danida supported CB project) 2001-07 Several research projects related to (I)WRM through masters and doctoral theses carried out since 2000
  23. 23. IWRM program curriculum: Core courses Watershed Hydrology Water Resources Management Water Economics and Governance Water Quality Management IWRM Planning Workshop
  24. 24. IWRM program curriculum: Elective courses Water Resources Systems Water Supply and Sanitation Climate Change and Water Resources Irrigation and Drainage System Management Coastal Zone Management Land and Water Conservation and Management Floods and Droughts Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Concepts Principles of ICZM Wetland Ecosystems Management Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Systems Environmental Impact Assessment Integrated Land Use Management System Agricultural Development Planning Sustainable Development Policies and Practices Geographic Information Systems RS/GIS for Environmental Applications Gender and Development: Principles and Concepts
  25. 25. IWRM program curriculum: Elective courses Hydrodynamics Concepts in Water Modeling Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Coastal and Estuarine Processes Urban Drainage Management River Engineering and Modeling Groundwater Development and Management Integrated Water Resources Management Modeling of Water Resources Systems Flood Modeling and Management EIA and GIS Applications in Water Resources Laboratory and Field Practices Planning and Development of Hydropower Design of Hydropower Structures Management of Hydropower Systems Geo-techniques for Hydropower Projects
  26. 26. IWRM course curriculum  Mathematical Models for IWRM Concepts, Principles and Tools  River Basin Management and Modeling  Analysis of the Behavior of the Physical System  What is IWRM?  Development of Scenarios and Impact  IWRM Principles Assessment  Concept of Integration  Resource Allocation and Management  Tools of IWRM  Economics of Water Resources Status of the Water Resources  Principles of Water Economics and Finance  Surface Water and Groundwater  The Value of Water Supplies  Pricing of Water Services and Cost Recovery  Economic Instruments and Water Policy  Catchment Management  Economic Analysis of Water Projects  Climate/Hydrological Changes  Policies, Goals and Strategies  Water Pollution and Health  Water Policy and National Goals Management of the Water Resources  Water and Public Administration Policies  Water Demand Forecasting and  Water Law, Water Rights and Ownership Management  Public Awareness and Education  Water Use Efficiency  National Strategies for IWRM  Water Conservation, Treatment and  Institutional Arrangement  Introduction to Water Governance Reuse  Water Related Legislation and Regulation  Risk Management  Public Sector Institutions and Inter-Agency  Data and Information System Coordination  Management Instruments  International Waters  Empowerment and Participation of Stakeholders
  27. 27. e-learning Diploma in IWRMNo. Course/Module Description 1 An Introduction to Introduction to the fundamental concepts, techniques, and knowledge IWRM required to understand and manage water resources in an integrated manner. 2 Water Transfer Understanding of the hydrological cycle, processes and measurements; the factors affecting movement and behavior in terrestrial, riparian and lacustrine environments; surface and groundwater environments; the watershed concepts and the impacts of weather and climate. 3 The Terrestrial Introduction to fundamental ecological concepts, the role of natural Ecosystem and The environment in the hydrologic cycle; the effects of changes in land use Impacts of Land Use on water processes; the impacts of water on land; tools of watershed Changes analysis; aspects of land use planning, control and conservation. 4 The Aquatic Provide a basic understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and Ecosystem ecological aspects of streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and groundwater systems 5 Aquatic Ecosystem Builds directly on knowledge gained in the previous course on “The Health and Impact Aquatic Ecosystem” to examine the impacts of anthropogenic activities Assessment on the aquatic environment and the methods of measuring those impacts.
  28. 28. e-learning Diploma in IWRMNo. Course/Module Description 6 Water Use Examines the various direct anthropogenic uses of water and the many impacts of such uses. In addition, this course examines human consumption of water and aspects of public water supply and health. 7 Wastewater Examines in detail the problems resulting from point and non-point discharges; waste treatment processes; best management practices, monitoring and assessment approaches and urban versus rural environments. 8 Governance and Introduces the concepts and practices of community based water Community Based resources management, domestic and international governance, Approaches community involvement and gender issues. 9 Organizational Examines the issues, concerns and the various approaches to finance, Infrastructure and budget, infrastructure, management and planning as well as public health Management administration and project management 10 Applying IWRM Customized case studies, practical illustrations of the concepts and procedures of IWRM through project work, and investigative techniques for students to assess their own IWRM needs, conducted in tutorial format
  29. 29. Questions for discussion Target group for IWRM MS program: Fresh bachelors degree graduates (new generation) or In-service professionals? Or both? What are the incentives for working professionals? Promotion? Cadre? What is the desirable UG education?  Engineering or Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences or all of them etc. Employability of new generation graduates?  Where is the market? Who employs IWRM Masters graduates?
  30. 30. Questions for discussion How about IWRM training for professionals working in different water sectors? Irrigation Dept., Water Supply Authorities, Hydropower, WRD, GWD etc. Do we need to review the UG engineering curriculum to introduce IWRM concepts and approaches? What should be the ‘core’ contents of IWRM MS curriculum? Quality control of such Masters programs? Affordability of individuals, governments, donor support? Financial viability of IWRM masters programs?
  31. 31. Thank you