WIT Press


Integrated Regional Development And River Basin Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WS110351

Volume

153

Pages

12

Page Range

397 - 408

Published

2011

Size

2,973 kb

Author(s)

M. Bulla & A. Zseni

Abstract

The paper presents a multidisciplinary expert system which can be applied in the field of ex-ante assessment both of regional development programmes and river basin management planning. The research introduces the ‘complex knowledge space’ model which is a further improvement of the environmental management model which was presented during the Conference on Environmental Engineering Education and Training organised by WIT 1996. Keywords: regional development, river basin management, complex knowledge space model of environmental assessment water policy integration into sector policies, relevance analysis of rules and other development programmes. 1 Introduction River basin management planning essentially refers to the development of the complex utilization of environmental resources. Its information system, databases and indicators can be utilized in regional planning as well as the planning and ex ante evaluation of regional development programs. The common methodology is the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). In addition to presenting the application of SEA, our paper reviews the environmental assessment model and the relevant Hungarian information to be loaded into the complex knowledge space of this environmental assessment model. The complex knowledge space model is a further improvement of the environmental management model which was presented during the Conference on Environmental Engineering Education and Training organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology in 1996.

Keywords

regional development, river basin management, complex knowledge space model of environmental assessment water policy integration into sector policies, relevance analysis of rules and other development programmes