Water resources management is becoming increasingly important; especially since in many developing countries the quality of surface and groundwater resources is degrading.
|Title||Water resource policy and the urban poor : innovative approaches and policy imperatives : a background paper for the working group on "water and sustainable development" : international conference on water and environment : development issues for the 21st|
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Authors||Falkenmark, M, Bhatia, R|
|Pagination||35 p.: tab., fig.|
|Keywords||economic aspects, environment, institutional framework, legislation, minadv, policies, pollution control, population increase, sustainable development, tariffs, urban areas, water resources management, water reuse, water use|
Water resources management is becoming increasingly important; especially since in many developing countries the quality of surface and groundwater resources is degrading. Mismanagement of water resources, including misallocations among users, wastage, and excessive subsidies for irrigated agriculture are resulting in a malfunctioning water sector. Excessive pollution, primarily generated in the urban areas, not only exacerbates 'old' problems such as increasing the transmission rates of water borne diseases, but creates 'new' problems resulting from ingestion of heavy metals, pesticides, and other modern pollutants. Supply and treatment costs are rising. It is of the utmost importance to begin seriously with water conservation measures such as water reuse and reallocation, effluent reductions, and more efficient management of water demands. Pollution control measures need to be put into operation and enforced.
|Custom 1||202.3, 205.42|