This brief suggests that the IWRM approach provides a framework for action, indeed that the best approach to manage the impact of climate change on water is the one guided by the philosophy and methodology of Integrated Water Resources Management. A further message is thus that water is the primary medium through which Climate Change will impact people, ecosystems and economies. The way we use and manage our water today will make it easier to address the challenges of tomorrow. The strategies adopted will have to use a combination of "hard," infrastructural, and "soft," institutional measures and to go well beyond what is normally considered as "water business".
Global Water Partnership (GWP)