strategy

Establishing protected areas for sources of drinking water

Description:
The effective protection of water resources used as sources of drinking water, and their related water ecosystems, from pollution from other causes, including agriculture, industry and other discharges and emissions of hazardous substances. This strategy aims at the effective reduction and elimination of discharges and emissions of substances judged to be hazardous to human health and water ecosystems.
Context:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Article 4(2)c of the [Draft Protocol on Water and Health] (1999) to the [Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes] (1992), requires parties to take all appropriate measures for the purpose of ensuring: Effective protection of water resources used as sources of drinking water, and their related water ecosystems, from pollution from other causes, including agriculture, industry and other discharges and emissions of hazardous substances. This shall aim at the effective reduction and elimination of discharges and emissions of substances judged to be hazardous to human health and water ecosystems.

Values:
Unprotected
Subjects:
Water
Conservation zones
Beverages
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies