Water Source Protection Exploring ways to incentivise citizens and organisations to manage shared water resources in a fair, equitable way.
FUREY S. G.
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What is a Water Source Protection Plan?
A Water Source Protection Plan can be an extension of Water Safety Planning. The plan is an agreed statement between stakeholders that establishes objectives, actions, responsibilities and funding. However, it should go beyond the needs of the water infrastructure and actively look for win-win opportunities:
Important to sensitise land and water users in catchments to the impacts of their actions on others; aligning their self-interests with the wider collective interest is vital for avoiding conflict and protecting the rights of poorest, and the quality of the natural environment.
Bottom-up planning is essential where conventional permitting, monitoring and enforcement is ineffective or under-resourced.
More evidence is needed to show how effective locally-focused water source protection and resource management are when scaled up beyond resource-intensive pilot projects.
FUREY S. G. (2015) Water Source Protection. Exploring ways to incentivise citizens and organisations to manage shared water resources in a fair, equitable way. , RWSN , Skat Foundation , St Gallen, Switzerland
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