Water management

waterrecht en waterbeheer

The management of oceans as a common good and the sustainable use of fresh water, on the basis of the protection of the available sources in the long term, the availability of sufficient surface water and groundwater of good quality for a sustainable and equitable use, protection against flooding and dealing with uncertain risks are the main challenges of our time.

The management of oceans, fresh water and deltas should be adaptive to enable change in response to changing circumstances (climate, population growth, economic development, urbanisation) or because of innovative technical or administrative changes. These changes require an adaptive, resilient legal system, which safeguards sustainability and equitability. 

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