Learn more about the IWRM Action Hub and its offerings. Get access to help material and frequently asked questions.
What is the IWRM Action Hub?
It is a global knowledge platform which supports actors to implement IWRM, share knowledge and expertise about their implementation experiences, and bring relevant stakeholders together to improve the way water is managed around the world.
The Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, supports the GWP ToolBox – IWRM Action Hub.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.
To learn more, check the IWRM Explained section.
The GWP IWRM Action Hub is for anyone interested in adopting better practices for the management of water or learning more about how to improve water management at a local, national, regional or global level.
More specifically it addresses the user needs of these four primary target audiences:
- Government officials
- Civil society
- Academia and students of IWRM
- Regional and Country Water Partnerships
The IWRM Tools are the key concepts and “how-to’s”, that have to be addressed in managing water. The tools encompass an array of resources stemming from technical and academic resources, official documents and GWP publications.
To view more, check the IWRM Tools page.
Here you can find a couple examples on how to cite content published on the GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. If a resource or case study is specific to the GWP Toolbox, please follow the guidelines below.
Citing a Tool:
- GWP (2022). [Tool Code: Tool Name]. Accessed [Date information retrieved] from [link to tool page].
- GWP (2022). Tool A3.01: National IWRM Plans. Accessed (1 January 2022) from https://www.gwptoolbox.org/learn/iwrm-tools/national-iwrm-plans
Citing a Case Study:
- Author(s)/Organisation(s) (Year published). Title. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed [Date information retrieved] from [link to case study]
- Diaz, L.R., (2013). Argentina: Drinking water supply system for rural population of Eastern Tucuman. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed (1 January, 2022) from https://www.gwptoolbox.org/case-study/argentina-drinking-water-supply-s…
Citing other GWP ToolBox Pages:
- GWP (2022). [Page Name]. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed [Date information retrieved] from [link to pag
- GWP (2022). IWRM Explained. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed (1 January 2022) from https://www.gwptoolbox.org/learn/iwrm-explained
Citing a resource:
For technical references and official documents please check the resource itself which most often contains the preferred citation format. Otherwise, we advise you to follow one of the standard citation formats (APA, MLA, Chicago etc.) that best fits your purpose. If no citation format is available, please cite as follows:
- Publisher (Year published). Title. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. [Date information retrieved] from [link to resource].
- Value Reporting Foundation (2021). International Integrated Reporting Framework. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed (1 January 2022) from https://www.gwptoolbox.org/resource/international-integrated-reporting-…
For academic resources published in peer-reviewed journals, use the resource’s own citation. Please select ‘View Resource’ on a resource page and you will be redirected to the publishing site. This is often included as a “Suggested Citation” in the bottom of the article or as ‘Cite’ button on the publishing site page.
- Erin L O’Donnell, At the Intersection of the Sacred and the Legal: Rights for Nature in Uttarakhand, India, Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 135–144, https://doi.org/10.1093/jel/eqx026