The DWK 407 programme is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fishery, the Department of Science and Knowledge Transfer (DWK).
The programme aims at policy support / water management research in support of food production and sustainable natural ecology. The programme is directed towards Integrated Water Resources Management.
INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IWRM)
IWRM is a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.
WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT (WDM)
In Europe and the Netherlands the concept of Water Demand Management (WDM) refers to managing the water demands for ecology, agriculture, industry, urban areas, households and recreation: the hydrological water chain. WDM aims at satisfying existing needs for water with a smaller amount of available resources. The European Environmental Agency defines WDM as the implementation of policies and measures, which serve to control or influence the amount of water used. WDM seeks to ensure that the right balance of demand- and supply-side options is achieved through water chain management at river basin level.
ACTIVITIES AND METHODS
Activities within the programme can be divided in categories of education and training, capacity building, research, consultancy and dissemination of knowledge.
• Strategic collaboration
• Discussion panels
• Publications and reports
• Guidelines and advice on design/management/participatory approaches
• Models and databases
(POTENTIAL) USER GROUP
Potential users of the results are professionals in the field of water management, water managers, research and educational institutes and policy makers.