Based on a general description of the Austrian water resources, the aim of this thesis is to give a summary of the status quo of water resources management in Austria, to subsequently suggest the matter of water resources and water resources management in Austria as a potential topic as part of the Geography and Economics education in schools. Beginning with relevant basic information about Austria, water resources within the country are described in terms of quality and quantity. Subsequently, an understanding of the Austrian water resources, with focus on its strategical planning function and in particular regard to political and legal framework, is given in an integrative manner. Finally, based on the information provided, a didactical consideration is taken whether the matter of water resources and water resources management in Austria is a reasonable topic concerning the Geography and Economics education in schools.It becomes apparent that Austria is rich in water and simultaneously capable of handling its water resources on a high level, as a consequence of accurate planning of its water resources management. The effort provided by the Austrian water resources management to fulfill the important assignment demanded of them, serves as effectively as possible not only society, but nature too. Arrangements were set on a political and legal level; those ensure the high level regarding the water resources management in Austria and accordingly further develop them. In conclusion of the didactical considerations, the subject matter of water resources and water resources management in Austria serves as example of an everyday life-referred, generic and integrative teaching material as part of the Geography and Economics education. The strong affinity to the ambition of environmental education in an endeavor for a sustainable progress supports this topics pedagogical value as a meaningful subject of Geography and Economics education in schools.