• Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process “which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems”
  • IWRM explicitly challenges conventional, fractional water development and management systems and places emphasis on integrated approaches with more coordinated decision making across sectors and scales. It recognises that exclusively top-down, supply led, technically based and sectoral approaches to water management are imposing unsustainable high economic, social and ecological costs on human societies and on the natural environment.
  • Aquasis Solutions implement projects following the IWRM concept and act for the sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water resource use in the context of social, economic and environmental objectives.
  • Aquasis Solutions understands well that all the different uses of finite water resources are interdependent.
  • The development of IWRM aims to promote changes in practices, which are considered fundamental to improved water resources management. In the current definition, IWRM rests upon three principles that together act as the overall framework:
    • Social equity: ensuring equal access for all users (particularly marginalized and poorer user groups) to an adequate quantity and quality of water necessary to sustain human well-being.
    • Economic efficiency: bringing the greatest benefit to the greatest number of users possible with the available financial and water resources.
    • Ecological sustainability: requiring that aquatic ecosystems are acknowledged as users and that adequate allocation is made to sustain their natural functioning.