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Integrated Water Resources Management in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: An Evolving Process

Ortiz-Zayas, J.R. and F.N. Scatena. 2004. Integrated Water Resources Management in the
Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: An Evolving Process. Water Resources Development. 20 (3): 387-398.

Abstract: 
The ecologically unique forest ecosystems of the Luquillo Mountains in Eastern Puerto Rico and the scenic value of its forests, rivers and surrounding beaches have promoted population growth, tourism and light industry, thus increasing regional water demands. In light of further increases in future water demand, integrated water resources management (IWRM) initiatives are rapidly evolving in this area. In an effort to seek international collaboration and information exchange on IWRM, the Luquillo Mountains joined the Hydrology for the Environment, Life, and Policy (HELP) Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/International Hydrological Programme (IHP) in 1999. The paper was prepared to document existing IWRM efforts and to promote internal discussion for further IWRM development in the region.
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