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Water Management in a Changing Environment: Strategies against Water Scarcity in the Alps

Water Management in a Changing Environment: Strategies against Water Scarcity in the Alps
Year of publication2011
Author(s)Daniela Hohenwallner
Publisher(s)Université de Savoie
Website: http://www.univ-savoie.fr/
Place of publicationChambéry
Languageen
Pricefree
Purchasehttp://www.sbg.ac.at/zgis/alpwaterscarce/03_Work
Page(s)76
Publication typeOther
The work carried out within the "Alp-Water-Scarce" project has resulted in a set of recommendations based on the case studies described. Common to all these recommendations are the needs to preserve the water resources of the Alps for future generations, to meet increasing water demand, and to cope with climate change-induced stress on those resources. The strong commitment of public institutions to cooperate at regional, national, and transalpine levels and a common understanding of the terms "water scarcity" and "drought" are the preconditions for the implementation of long-term measures to address water scarcity.
The experience of Alp-Water-Scarce has shown that learning from each other by identifying and analysing challenges related to water resource problems on a transalpine level can be very fruitful.
Consequently, the discussion and work must continue in order to promote the concepts and to further elaborate the tools developed in Alp-Water-Scarce. One of the main conclusions is that an "Alpine Water Management Committee" consisting of water managers, researchers, and representatives from various sectors should be established. The short version of these recommendations has been translated into German, French, Italian, and Slovenian to increase awareness on the topic and to guarantee a broad audience.