Water is a precious commodity, essential for life, both human life and wildlife. As a society we manage water badly. We place increasing demand on supply, we do not optimise competing needs, we impair its quality and we do not respect the needs of communities and ecosystems downstream. Climate change will not make the challenge of managing water any easier. How can we move to a more sustainable model?
It means balancing the need to provide a clean and reliable supply for human use with the need to prevent water pollution and protect freshwater ecosystems