Enriching your knowledge with Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a participatory planning and implementation process for the sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water resource use in the context of social, economic and environmental objectives. It brings stakeholders together to determine how to meet society’s long-term needs for water and coastal resources while maintaining essential ecological services and economic benefits. This integrated approach to water policy and management reflects the interconnected nature of hydrological resources in contrast to the sector-by-sector, top-down management style that has dominated in the past.

What is a National IWRM and Water Efficiency Plan?
A national IWRM Plan sets out a national strategy that identifies the priority steps that must be taken to reform the water management system to meet IWRM principles. It may suggest changes to national policy, the legislative framework, financing structure, organisational framework, and a range of management tools. It should set out a sequence of actions over a specific time frame to transform existing practices to more sustainable ones. Thus, an IWRM Plan is not a conventional investment plan or list of capital projects to meet development challenges related to water infrastructure, rather it sets out the changes that have to be taken to ensure the appropriateness and sustainability of such capital investment. It is thus complimentary to investment plans as it provides a strategy for transforming the water management system to face development challenges in an integrated way.


IHE Indonesia conducted capacity building workshops relate to IWRM Planning in region and national. UNDP Cap-Net as a Capacity Building IWRM knowledge centre for Asia-Pasific is appointed IHE Indonesia to be its partner.

In collaboration with Aguajaring the South East Asia capacity building for IWRM, IHE Indonesia conducted IWRM workshop in Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Meanwhile in Indonesia, IHE Indonesia also conducted in several cities, among other; Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang, Makasar and Surabaya.

The various participants are come from various background, government, medias, NGOs and academics. The IWRM module has developed with International standard, and Indonesian version has been developed as well.

IWRM modules has developed with various cases in differences sectors. The material has improved and implemented in many areas such us, Gender in IWRM, IWRM in climate change, River Basin Organization Management (RBOM) for IWRM, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills for IWRM.

To enrich your knowledge in IWRM Planning, you can contact us for in-house training and tailor training.