Water Programme of Action: Potential Water Bodies of National Importance
July 2004, Ref. ME562, Technical Working Paper
There is legitimate competition for the use and protection
of freshwater. The Sustainable Development Water Programme of Action
includes studies and reports which identify water bodies that are most
important for various values. The main objectives of the Project are:
- To develop methodologies to identify water bodies of national importance
for a range of values including natural heritage, recreation, culture
and historic heritage, irrigation, recreation, energy, industry, domestic
- To compile a list of freshwater bodies for each of the values identified
- To secure nationally important natural, economic, social and cultural
values of water bodies.
This paper was published as part of the Water
Programme of Action Freshwater for a Sustainable Future
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