Definition of "Integrated Watershed Management"
Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) organizes and guides the use of natural and human resources on a watershed to provide the goods and services demanded by the society, while ensuring the sustainability of the natural resources.
Integrated Watershed Management
- involves the interrelationships among natural and human resources and links between upland and down‐stream areas;
- considers the connection between stream channel responses and the impacts caused by natural or human-related events on the surrounding watershed;
- involves socioeconomic and human-institutional along with biophysical interrelationships .