Water is critical to life. It is essential for food production, health, energy supply, infrastructure, culture and economic growth. It is also vital for healthy ecosystems which provide the goods and services that are fundamental for people, wildlife and the quality of our environment.
The majority of human uses require fresh water. Water companies and authorities exist to provide access to water and sanitation and should further the sustainable management of water for people and the environment. Creating new water supplies and encouraging a reduction in demand are key to water resources management to ensure the long term resilience of water services and water and wastewater networks.
CIWEM’s work in this area includes how water resources can be managed for resilience to drought, minimising the environmental impacts of abstraction and maximising and encouraging water efficiency by all users.
Technical Panels and Groups working in relation to water resources are:
|Water Resources Panel||Rivers and Coastal Group|
Read our in-depth reports on the water industry:
|Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry||Water Efficiency, helping customers to use less water in their homes|
|A Blueprint for carbon emissions reductions in the water industry||Integrated Water Management|
Policy Position Statements are available on the following related subjects: