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Integrated Water Resources Management in federal countries

The aim of this research is to understand how the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) is implemented in federal countries. For that, we investigate the Mèbre-Sorge catchment near Lausanne, in Switzerland, and the Municipality of Piracicaba in the Piracicaba, Capivari et Jundiaí catchments, in Brazil. We develop indicators for assessing the integration of local water management and apply them to the two catchments. The objective is, therefore, to understand whether the federal structure helps or hinders the integrated management of water resources.

Research fields Alpine studies
Water and geoheritage
Water Resources Management
Water Resources Management
Keywords Water management
Water uses
Federal countries
Funding National Council of Technological and Scientific Development - Brazil
Duration September 2012 - February 2017
Researchers Miranda Graziele Muniz (PhD student)
Reynard Emmanuel (Thesis Director)


Gestion intégrée des ressources en eau dans le bassin versant de la Mèbre-Sorge
Rapport septembre 2012 - juin 2013
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River Chamberonne after the confluence of the rivers Sorge and Mèbre, on the campus of the University of Lausanne