Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG27] Collaboration between scientists and stakeholders at the scene of environmental issues

Sun. May 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 102 (1F)

Convener:*Akihiko Kondoh(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Koichi Kimoto(Setsunan University, Faculty of Foreign Studies), Koki Teshirogi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chair:Akihiko Kondoh(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

[HCG27-06] Co-designing local water resources management with stakeholders

*Jumpei Kubota1 (1.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

Keywords:collaborative actions with stakeholders, Local water resources management, Social learning

The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) was first proposed in the 1990s, during an increasing worldwide environmental awareness, and has been recognized as a fundamental principle for comprehensive water resources management, involving various sectors and many stakeholders. However, IWRM implementation in local communities and effective assessment of the influence of human activities on the water environment is yet challenging. Therefore, this study aimes to present water resources management at the local level, which is the foundation of IWRM, to be a social implemented, and to develop the knowledge structure and ability for implementing this management among the concerned parties. In particular, we considers a management structure that reflects the relationship among various water users. Based on this specific content and the necessary conditions for establishing the management structure, this study aims to suggest desirable local water resources management guidelines through co-operation between science and society.