Integrated Water Resources Management Program
Institution McGill University
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Description: Welcome! Bienvenue! The Department of Bioresource Engineering (Ecological Engineering, Water Resources Management, Mechatronics and Robotics, Food Engineering and Processing, Post Harvest Technology, Plant and Animal Environments, Waste Management and the Protection of the Environment, Artificial Intelligence) is an interdisciplinary group that integrates engineering science and design with biological sciences. The Department of Bioresource Engineering is internationally recognized and renowned for its rigorous academic programs (B.Eng, MSc., PhD.), outstanding faculty and strong commitment to research. The department is a part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is also affiliated and collaborating with the Faculty of Engineering for both courses and research purposes. IWRM Program at McGill UniversityMany watersheds around the world are facing increasingly complex water crises. These crises can only begin to be addressed in an effective and sustainable manner if we begin to transition to more integrated and adaptive forms of water resources planning, management and governance. For the last quarter century there has been an emerging acceptance and use of integrated water resource management (IWRM) across the water sector. Adaptive Management (AM) has been identified as an important extension of the IWRM approach due to the additional benefits it can provide by embracing uncertainty. An integrated and adaptive approach to water resource management, where the decision-making focus is coordinated, cross-sectoral, participatory as well as adaptive, will support water resource professionals today and in the future in their quest for more sustainable water management globally.