Integrated water management: practical experiences and case by P. Meire, M. Coenen, C. Lombardo, M. Robba, R. Sacile

By P. Meire, M. Coenen, C. Lombardo, M. Robba, R. Sacile

Water is key for a variety of human actions and it exists in really finite quantities. while facing water administration, diverse matters may be mixed: water call for, water caliber, irrigation and foodstuff creation, environment protection, fee minimization, technological ideas, legislative frameworks, social impact.

The major target of the booklet is to offer a normal framework approximately built-in Water administration (IWM), that's the making plans and administration of water assets integrating the several matters concerned (ecological, financial, technical legislative, transboundary, etc.). The manuscript is the results of the learn task and the alternate of data between a crew of specialists in several disciplines and associations regarding water assets, and contains either the several environmental difficulties that have an effect on the very diverse ecosystems, and the most methodologies in a position to face the matter of IWM.

The booklet is split in 3 elements: suggestions and ways of IWM (Part I), Case experiences (Part II), and reviews of the operating teams (Part III).

Finally, the e-book incorporates a portion of conclusions that incorporates dialogue concerning the offered methodologies, methods, and matters. specifically, the viewpoint of specialists in numerous disciplines (engineering standpoint, biology standpoint, monetary viewpoint, and so on. has been given).

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According to the hydrologic bulletin, the Regional Civil Protection issues, if necessary, an Alert Bulletin. There are three possible alert levels: ordinary criticity (due to lumped thunderstorms), moderate risk conditions (ALERT 1st Level) and high risk conditions (ALERT 2nd Level). The meaning of 1st and 2nd level of alert is here briefly described: • ALERT 1st Level: the meteorological forecasted event determines a hydrologic scenario of FLOODS in both urban and suburban areas; LOCAL FLOODS that can possibly break banks and cause LOCAL LANDSLIDES.

What structure of thinking is capable of dealing with such complexity? The complex systems cannot be comprehended using the classic science perspective. Funtowicz and Ravetz (1993) proposed the necessity to develop “a new scientific method, neither value-free nor ethically neutral” which is defined as Post-normal science, a new science for new times, a science with values. They consider that the essential function of quality assurance and critical assessment can no longer be performed only by a restricted corps of insiders (such as scientists and experts), the dialogue must be extended to all of those who have a stake in the issue, that is, to the extended peer community.

The application of this approach involved the integration of the main components: the description of the ecosystem (by the scientists and experts) and the analysis of structural matters. The analysis of the description of the human ecosystem is a scientific exercise to describe the relations between the biophysical and the social systems. It allows the determination of holarquic perspectives which are relevant for the analysis, demonstrates the relations between the components, structures and processes and identifies the influences and feedback among the systems.

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