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Good Practices on Strategic Planning And Management of Water by United Nations

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This booklet goals essentially to supply examples of sensible software of the strategic making plans and administration ways to the practise of built-in water assets administration plans at numerous degrees. It summarizes key classes and findings from the applying of the strategic making plans and administration suggestion to water assets as half of the contribution of the United international locations monetary and Social fee of Asia and the Pacific to the implementation of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the area Summit on Sustainable improvement within the quarter.

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A) Reasonable allocation of water resources. Water resources include surface water, groundwater, treated wastewater, brackish water and fresh seawater etc. Water use involves many aspects, such as domestic urban and rural usage as well as production and eco-environment usage. Optimized water allocation will be achieved via water allocation, coordination of water supplies and usage, unification of water quantity and quality, and real-time regulation and preference of the benefits. The mutual relationship of economic structures, economic development and water resources must be handled correctly via administrative, economic, technical and legal measures.

29 Use of irrigation water in the basin is about 30 billion m3, which is 70 per cent of the total water supply. The comprehensive irrigation quantum is some 296 m3/mu. The water-saving irrigation area is 40 per cent of the total irrigation area, and it is planned to increase the percentage to 70 per cent in 2010. Together with the process of urbanization, domestic urban water use will be steadily increased. Domestic urban water saving will be realized mainly by popularizing water-saving appliances, raising the water price, reducing seepage losses in the running water conveyance pipe network, developing repeated usage and enhancing public awareness of water saving.

By establishing an information sharing system, such a relationship can be formed based on mutual respect and trust. Using market mechanisms and establishing a compensatory mechanism are also important ways of reducing water conflicts. (c) Establishment of a consolidated information system. On the one hand, the province will provide basic hydrological and water use information to the River Basin Commission. On the other hand, the River Basin Commission should provide information to the province and the public.

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