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185 Integrated Land and Water Resources Management

Part 16. Land Use and Water Management

  1. Ian R Calder

Published Online: 15 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa192

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

How to Cite

Calder, I. R. 2006. Integrated Land and Water Resources Management. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 16:185.

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  1. University of Newcastle, Centre for Land Use & Water Resources Research, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2006


The need for Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM), to meet and balance competing demands for food, timber and water, for conservation, amenity, recreation and the environment and for supporting people's livelihoods, is discussed. The principles of ILWRM including notions of sustainability, approaches to the economic valuation of land and water and demand management, are outlined. Also discussed are the differing public and science perceptions of the impacts of land use change, the interactions between land use, climate change, and water resources and how ILWRM can be implemented with stakeholder involvement.


  • climate change;
  • demand management;
  • ILWRM;
  • integrated land and water resources management;
  • public and science perceptions;
  • stakeholder involvement;
  • sustainability