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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Canada: Recommendations for Agricultural Sector Participation

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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Canada: Recommendations for Agricultural Sector Participation

Integrated water resources management (IWRM) approaches are gaining popularity as an effective means of integrated landscape management around the globe. However, while the basic principles of IWRM are widely accepted as critical factors for managing and protecting increasingly stressed water resources, their acceptance as broad-based management tools for land management, specifically in the agricultural sector, is relatively new and only slowly gaining recognition.

This report, "Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Canada: Recommendations for Agricultural Sector Participation," provides a review of IWRM practices in Canada, highlights agricultural sector involvement and provides recommendations for enhancing the participation of the agricultural sector in watershed-based planning and management.

Recommendations from this research include integrated governance and institutional capacity, the need for additional financial resources and continued scientific and technical support for agricultural participation in IWRM in Canada.