Sustainable Water Management Università degli studi di Milano, Scienze Umane dell'ambiente, del Territorio e del Paesaggio. Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Liberal Sudies of Land, Landscape and the Environment; University of Milan. Chiara Gozzi.
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In the 21 st century water has emerged as one of the primary environmental concerns: apart from severe water pollution, many parts of the world are facing water shortages.
These issues lead to social, economic and political instability and even violence over dwindling water resources. Image courtesy of UNEP (United Nation Environment Programme)
we immediately need to reverse the trends we have set over time. Since water flows irrespective of political and even cultural borders, cooperation amongst the various stakeholders is essential.
various organizations around the world are working in order to organize and advertise Sustainable Water Management Initiatives <ul><li>http://www.unep.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/cswm/cswm_front.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dainet.org/water/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.switchurbanwater.eu/ </li></ul>
SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT an attempt to deal with water issues considering cultural, educational, communication and scientific aspects. It takes into account all the sectors affecting water use, including political, economic, social, technological and environmental.
During the International Conference on Water and the Environment (Dublin, 1992) were settled the principles of Sustainable Water Management: Link: http://www.un-documents.net/h2o-dub.htm
Freshwater is a finite and valuable resource that is essential to sustain life, the environment and development.
The development and management of our water resources should be based on a participatory approach, involving users, planners and policy makers at all levels.
Women play a central role in the provision, management and safeguarding of water resources.
Water has an economic value and should therefore be seen as an economic good.
The members of the project, responsible for developing the module design technologies to create sustainable livelihoods (Development Alternatives)
work to integrate environmental, economic and cultural relationships in activities to meet the needs and objectives of grassroots groups (Environmental Development Action in The Third World)
encourage co-operation among environmental stakeholders by supporting free exchange of information and by promoting public participation in decision-making (Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe).
The Sustainable Water Management also works with a group of leading non-governmental organisations to find ways of using the Internet to meet the goals of sustainable development.
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