The author points out several weaknesses in Agenda 21, the final document of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), regarding water management.
|Title||Follow up of Agenda 21 : towards integration of land use and water management|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Pagination||P. 431-445 : 2 fig., 1 tab.|
|Keywords||cab93/4, environment, integrated approach, international level, land use, policies, sustainable development, unced, water resources management|
The author points out several weaknesses in Agenda 21, the final document of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), regarding water management. Agenda 21 does not underline the seriousness of the international water crisis. It is also regionally biased towards perceptions in the North. Since Agenda 21 is issue oriented, fundamental land/water linkages have been neglected. Mismanagement of land and water has led to flooding, water scarcity, water pollution, and land fertility degradation. These problems are the result of three types of human activity: poor waste handling methods, intensified use of water for agriculture, and intensified use for domestic and economic purposes. Two tools are mentioned to overcome these problems. The first is integrated land and water management resulting in multisectoral policies. The second tool is a new global water ethics expressed in a global water convention following the UNCED models for biodiversity and climate change.
|Custom 1||202.3, 210|