Encouraging rational water use

Increasing programmes for rational water use
Improving use of water resources
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.

Agenda 21 recommends programmes for rational water use and ensured operation and maintenance, including through public awareness-raising, educational programmes and levying of water tariffs and other economic instruments.

Facilitated by:
Legislating water use
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal