This book is based on the results of the European research project EUWARENESS: European Water Regimes and the Notion of a Sustainable Status. In this project we focused on the sustainable use of water resources, to be achieved by means of integrated water management. Our aim is to develop a better understanding of the dynamic relationships between various conflicting uses of water resources, the regimes under which these uses of water resources are managed, and conditions generating regime shifts towards sustainability. The editors of this book have coordinated the project, in which research groups from six European countries (Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland) participated. For these six countries we studied the long-term evolution of national regimes over a period of more than a hundred years. We also studied in greater depth the specific regime transitions of two selected water basins in each country during the last three decades. Important questions have been: Do integrated water regimes lead to more sustainable water use?What are important indicators for integrated water regimes?Under what conditions can integrated water regimes be achieved?What could be the influence of Europe and national conditions, to achieve regime transitions at water basin scale?
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