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dc.contributor.authorEdalat, F.D.
dc.contributor.authorAbdi, M. Reza
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T16:50:59Z
dc.date.available2016-09-22T16:50:59Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationEdalat FD and Abdi MR (2015) Constraints on the Adoption of Adaptive Water Management Principles: the Case of Greater Tehran. Water Resources Management. 29(15): 5569-5591.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9441
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dc.description.abstractAdaptive Water Management (AWM) could provide a sustainable route to address the existing complex problems of urban water management such as continued water shortage and flooding through the future. The AWM application could be a new alternative path in water management especially in developing countries which suffer from common weakening features such as unreliable infrastructure and poor institutional organisations. The AWM distinguishing characteristics such as polycentric governance, organisational flexibility and public participation are considered for feasibility study of the AWM implementation. The paper investigates whether AWM could be applied to a developing-country city in order to deal with future uncertainties of water supply/demand. The required data was collected from the water professionals of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company (TPWW Company), which is in charge of water supply and management of 12 million people of the Province. The key elements of AWM performance are transformed to a multi criteria decision model of Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) in order to facilitate quantification of the influence of corresponding qualitative elements derived from semi-structured interviews held in the Company, and for further analysis of urban water managers' views in a structured way. The research findings show that despite the lack of structural adaptability there are positive attitudes towards inter departmental communication and linking to the external decisive actors such as the Company's consumers. As a generalising result, the AWM concept would be applicable to the similar developing-country cities particularly located in the Middle-East region while simultaneously promoting technical and institutional performances.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-015-1135-3
dc.subjectAdaptive water management principles
dc.subject; Polycentric governance
dc.subject; Organisational flexibility
dc.subject; Public participation
dc.subject; Sustainability
dc.subject: Iran water management
dc.subject: Climate
dc.titleConstraints on the Adoption of Adaptive Water Management Principles: the Case of Greater Tehran
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticle
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