Requirements for Adaptive Water Management -- Eco-Complexity and Sustainability in China's Water Management -- Integrated, adaptive and domanial water resources management -- Can adaptive management help us embrace the Murray-Darling Basin's wicked problems? -- The NeWater Management and Transition Framework - state and development process - -- Groundwater protection in urban areas incorporating adaptive groundwater monitoring and management - Reconciliation of water engineering measures along rivers -- Adaptability of International River Basin Regimes: Linkage Problems in the Rhine -- Institutional elements for adaptive water management regimes. Comparing two regional water management regimes in the Rhine basin -- Intellectual history and current status of Integrated Water Resources Management: A global perspective -- A broadened view on the role for models in natural resource management: Implications for model development -- Deliberation, negotiation and scale in the governance of water resources in the Mekong region -- Enhancing the Potential for Integrated Water Management in New Zealand Throughthrough Adaptive Governance -- How Social Networks Enable Adaptation to System Complexity and Extreme Weather Events -- Managing flood risk in the urban environment: linking spatial planning, risk assessment, communication and policy -- Benchmarking in Dutch Urban Water Management: An Assessment -- Adapting scale use for successful implementation of Cyclic Floodplain Rejuvenation in the Netherlands -- Current and future impacts of climate change on river runoff in the Central Asian river basins -- Adaptive and Integrated Management of Wastewater and Storm Water Drainage in Kolkata - Case Study of a Mega City -- About Ways for Improvement of Water Use in Irrigation of Uzbekistan -- Participatory assessment of water developments in an atoll town -- Criteria for the Assessment of Planning Processes for Sustainable River Basin Management - Illustration by two cases: the EU Water Framework Directive and ongoing water planning processes in Sweden -- Portfolio optimisation of water management investments. Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. Developing and implementing innovative management approaches and how to cope with the increasing complexity and uncertainties was the theme of the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. The conference volume includes selected contributions on conceptual and methodological innovations and empirical insights from case studies on important themes such as multi-level governance, change management, vulnerability assessment, environmental flows, uncertainty analysis and the impacts of climate change. The book addresses a wide interdisciplinary audience of scientists and professionals from academia, industry, and involved in policy making.