Shared Water – Shared Opportunities: Integrated Water Management in International Rivers


Water research and science play an important role in advancing the principles of IWRM and the implementation of the process. To promote IWRM in international river basins, this requires a solid theoretical and practical understanding of the IWRM concept, associated principles and continuous research in different international, regional, national and local contexts.

The project has following objectives:

  • To provide guiding framework for preparing national and regional water policies in international river basins in line with IWRM principles and best practices.
  • To provide guiding framework for effective institutional arrangement for share water management of international river basins.
  • To find out the shared benefits of shared management in selected river basins and provide examples of best practices from Nordic Countries.

Active: 2010-2013

Researcher: Mizanur Rahaman

Output: The outputs from the research theme include different publications ranging from conference papers to journal articles and special issue.

Funding: Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry

Recent Publications:

M. Mizanur Rahaman (Editor) (2012) Special Issue: Water Wars in 21st Century along International Rivers Basins: Speculation or Reality?, International Journal of Sustainable Society, Vol. 4, Nos. 1/2, 193 pages.

RahamanM.M. 2012. Principles of Transboundary Water Resources Management and Water-related Agreements in Central Asia: An Analysis. International Journal of Water Resources Development  28(3):475-491.  doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.684311

Contact: mizanur.rahaman@aalto.fi

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