Water Stewardship

Science, Technology and Health

Water stewardship is the accountability of individual, family, community and organization for the management of the resources of water. Water stewardship progress can be achieved by joint actions from businesses, governments and communities (AWS, 2010). EWP (2013) recognized access to water supply and sanitation as a human right and claimed ‘water democracy’ through the application of the principles of transparency, integrity, solidarity and equity. Stakeholders must be aware of their water rights and responsibilities toward water resources for a better water stewardship.

WWF (n.d.) formulated water stewardship strategy steps in the increasing order of watershed sustainability as water awareness, knowledge of impact, internal action, stakeholder engagement and influence governance.  Active involvement of the stakeholders in the decision making process assists water governance. Pinero (2012) suggested the use of water foot printing methodology to enhance knowledge about human-water interaction. Businesses are being committed to improve water efficiency, recycle water and minimize…

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