The Dublin Principles, combined with the concept of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), which is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems, provide a comprehensive framework within which to address the problem of unsustainability of water use.
Lack of a Vision of Water Sustainability
Lack of People's Participation
Improper Interpretation and Implementation of IWRM
False Promotion of a Water Rights Framework
Introduction of Direct Cash Transfers
Fostering Communitarian Natural Resource Management
Water Sensitive Urban Design
· Using vegetation for treatment purposes, water efficient landscaping and enhancing biodiversity, and
Recommendations for Achieving Water Sustainability
1. Farms have to be assessed for their soil quality and suitability for various kinds of crops and research, credit and marketing support provided for cultivating them. All of these are crucial as without a reorientation at the policy level it is very difficult to initiate changes in cropping practices at the ground level. Currently there is a woeful lack of data, research, credit and marketing support with regard to water conservative crops in the basin in particular, and the country as a whole in general.