RT @The_JEI: @UNEP cites economic, social & #environmental benefits from nations in support of sustainable #water management http://t.co/Dz7G50Pe...
The United Nations Environment Programme issued the following news release:
Over 80 per cent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water resources from expanding populations, urbanization and climate change.
In many cases, such water reforms have had positive impacts on development, including improvements to drinking water access, human health and water efficiency in agriculture.
But global progress has been slower where irrigation, rainwater harvesting and investment in freshwater ecosystem services are concerned.