What is the meaning of integrated?
Using the terminology ‘integrated’ always leads to the assumption to ‘compose and coordinate to form a whole’. In the context of Integrated Watershed Management the term ‘integrated’ demonstrates that all aspects of watershed management will always be considered for each individual activity. There are never ‘stand-alone’ actions possible: Each activity in a watershed is influencing the whole watershed – and the whole watershed is influencing each activity.
Precipitation in the mountains occurs and surface runoff is collected by a dam
Tentative consequence 1
Tentative consequence 2
Evaporation is increasing due to
the water collection in the dam:
less water will be available for
Storage of water allows stream
flow in dry season:
downstream user benefit from
continuous water availability
Which assumption is correct?
➙ Integrated approach to discuss the tentative consequences
Factors to be considered for both tentative consequences: