Water resources are of critical importance for sustainability
in the NWE area. Two strategic issues are water quality and the irregular
rate and levels of flow. As many factors contribute to the deterioration
of water quality in the NWE area, an integrated management approach is required
for river catchment areas, particularly at a transnational level.
Relevant related issues include new practices in agriculture,
urban models of water-resource management, domestic and industrial water waste,
the protection of wetlands, the storage of surplus water, ground water
tables/aquifers, marine and estuarine water, and the demand management for water
Irregularities in the rate of water flows are related to
geographical and climatic conditions. A significant objective of the
Programme is to minimise damages caused by floods to human and animal life,
settlement systems and natural and agricultural assets.
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