Key Indicators on Integrated Water Resources Management

DR BUENAVENTURA DARGANTES of Visayas State University (Philippines) suggests key indicators on environmental sustainability by first reviewing: Basic concepts in Water Resources Management; Role of water in human life support; and Issues and concerns in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).  Key Indicators for IWRM that may be of interest to Water Districts are: (a) Total Actual Renewable Water Resources; (b) Per Capital Actual Renewable Water Resources; (c)  Internal Renewable Water Resources;  (d)  Dependency Ratio; and (e)  Access to Improved Water Sources;  (f)  Water Poverty Index. These indicators are not only related to the physical environment but also social acceptability of IWRM interventions.

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