Water makes a critical contribution to all aspects of personal welfare and economic life. However, global water resources are coming under increasing pressure. It is widely recognized that over the next few decades global drivers such as climate change, population growth and improving living standards will increase pressure on the availability, quality and distribution of water resources. Managing the impacts of these drivers to maximize social and economic welfare will require intelligent policy and management responses at all levels of collection, production and distribution of water. The goal is to improve water allocation systems in order to balance multiple uses – including social, economic and environmental beneﬁts – of water resources.
Collection(s) and Series: UNESCO Side publications series- No. 02
Format: Digital (Free)