1. Holistic Principle
Fresh water is a finite and vulnerable resource, essential to sustain life, development and the environment.
2. Participatory principle
Water development and management should be based on a participatory approach, involving users, planners and policy-makers at all levels.
3. Equity Principle:Gender
Women play a central part in the provision, management and safeguarding of water. This pivotal role of women as providers and users of water and guardians of the living environment has seldom been reflected in the layout of institutions for the development and management of water resources.
4. Economic principle
Water is a public good and has a social and economic value in all its competing uses. Read more