This handbook is aimed at practotioners involved in manageing water resources and restoring ecosystems and, more broadly, anyone with an interest in these subjects. It includes:
- An overview ofthe key concepts, fundamental issues and approaches used in tackling these areas. The successive chapters look at how ecosystems work, ways of managing and restoring ecosystems, and relevant governance and regulations;
- A specific chapter on ecosystem monitoring;
- A focus on the economic challenges and the funding issue;
- Examples of ecosystem management and practical advice in every chapter.
THe drafting of the handbook was coordinated by Christoph Brachet of the permanent Technical Secretariat of the International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO), in partnership with Danka Thalmeinerova of Global Water Patership (GWP) and Julie Magnier of the International Office for Water (IOWater).