[MedPartnership] An Integrative Methodological Framework (IMF) for coastal, river basin and aquifer management [Experience Note]
In recent decades various management approaches have been developed for the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments in the Mediterranean basin. These include Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and more recently Coastal Aquifer and Groundwater Management. The focus of these approaches has been most acute in coastal areas and in the management of the key resource – water – with the potential for overlap and duplication of resources. The Integrative Management Framework (IMF), a joint initiative by the Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) of UNEP/MAP, the UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP-Med) combines the expertise of these programmes in such a way that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’. The resulting IMF is a comprehensive and operational methodology for the integrated and sustainable management of the Mediterranean ecosystems constituted by the coastal zones, river basins and coastal aquifers.
2600: Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem--Regional Component: Implementation of agreed actions for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas
24 Apr 2019