Third-party funded project

Strengthening Integrated Water Resource Management through Institutional Analysis: an analytical Tool and operative Methodology for Research Projects and Programmes (WaRMIN)

Research Department: Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods

IRS Research Topic: Spatial Path Development and Institutional Change

Project Leader within IRS: Dr. Timothy Moss

Project Team: Dr. Ross Beveridge

Funding Organization: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Duration: 11/2010 - 04/2012


The project developed analytical and methodological tools to analyse the institutional and political settings of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in developing and transition countries and EU member states. The main focus was on the development and testing of a Handbook which provides a guide to analysing institutional and political arrangements of IWRM. It then formulated a methodological framework that facilitates the application of this set of instruments within project development and implementation. Moreover, it provided recommendations for programme managers and how to incorporate institutional analyses in the course of IWRM projects.

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Beveridge, R., & Monsees, J. (2012). Bridging Parallel Discourses of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): Institutional and Political Challenges in Developing and Developed Countries. Water International, 37(7), 727-743.
Beveridge, R., Monsees, J., Moss, T., Bischoff, J., & Meuel, J. (2012). The IRS Handbook: Analysing Institutional and Political Contexts of Water Resources Management Projects. Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.