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Water Ethics and Water Resource Management

Water Ethics and Water Resource Management
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This report examines ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management, including its uses in energy and other domains. The report, prepared under the "Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific" (ECCAP) project, presents different case studies highlighting different ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management. The report systematically discusses how water ethics can make a difference to water related practices and provides a cross-cultural review of the issues. Policy options are discussed with some examples, that are further explored in the appendices which include four case studies conducted by the members of the working group from perspectives of different fields, and they illustrate both theory and practical application of the ideas in the report more concretely. These include: The Need for a More Efficient Aquaculture Industry; Computer-Aided, Community-Based Water Planning: Gila-San Francisco Decision Support Tool; The South-to-North Water Diversion Project in China; A Review on Chinese Water Ethics. The report reveals gaps in existing knowledge to researchers, policy makers and funders of research, which could be used to examine linkages between research and policy making, and presents areas of policy options to governments.
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Conflicts, Corruption, Culture, Ethics, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrity, Pollution, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy
  • Main target audience: Governments, International community, Policy makers, Researchers, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Performance report
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Published in 2015