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Information needs for water management

Author: Jos G Timmerman
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jos G Timmerman
ISBN: 9781466594746 1466594748
OCLC Number: 884570998
Description: xi, 221 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction - setting the scene Introduction to water monitoring The water information gap Policy problems and approaches to solve them Exercises The link between monitoring and water management What is monitoring? The information cycle Improving the information product Application of the information cycle Exercises How to develop the process Frameworks to manage the process The rugbyball methodology Exercises Analyzing the water management situation The need for a water management analysis Human uses and ecological functioning Problems Function/Issue table Legal obligations for monitoring Criteria/targets for functions/uses and issues Further measures, policies and action plans Overview of management targets Some examples of deriving information needs Exercises Transforming water policy into information needs The integrating decision-model Structured breakdown of functions and uses Structured breakdown of cause-effect relationships Structured breakdown of measures Working scheme Exercises The next steps Documenting the results Finalizing the process How to transform information needs into a monitoring strategy Exercises
Responsibility: Jos G. Timmerman, Senior Researcher, Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre, Earth System Science group, Wageningen, the Netherlands.


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