Stakeholders and sustainability

Attaining water security requires addressing a range of issues from protection of the environment, coping with water scarcity and climate change, fair pricing of water services, to equitable distribution of water for irrigation, and industrial and household use. International organizations, governments, and local communities should all play a role. Improving the management of water resources and providing access to water for more people cannot be done without investing in water conservation and delivery systems, protecting the earth’s ecosystems, conserving water and using water more efficiently. The involvement of stakeholders is therefore a key in achieving the targets and is an important component of good water governance. The overall objectives of this focal area is therefore involvement of stakeholders in sustainable water resources use and management, training, communicating and raising awareness on water scarcity issues and managing conflicts over water resources use under changing human and climatic conditions.