This handbook is aimed at practitioners involved in managing water resources and restoring ecosystems and, more broadly, anyone with an interest in these subjects. It includes:

  • An overview of the key concepts, fundamental issues and approaches used in tackling these areas. The successive chapters look at how ecosystems work, ways of managing and restoring ecosystems, and relevant governance and regulations;
  • A specific chapter on ecosystem monitoring;
  • A focus on the economic challenges and the funding issue;
  • Examples of ecosystem management and practical advice in every chapter.

Affiliate Partner

Global Water Partnership and International Network of Basin Organisations

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