Water in green economy Print
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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 17:30


Recent GWP’s publication — the Perspectives Paper “Water in the Green Economy” was prepared for Rio+20. GWP argues that water is not just part of the economy; it is embedded within the economy.

The UN Rio+20 Declaration emphasises the need to establish a green economy as the means to achieving sustainable development while protecting and improving the world’s natural resources. Water is increasingly seen as a central plank of the green economy. It is embedded in all aspects of development — food security, health, and poverty reduction — and in sustaining economic growth in agriculture, industry, and energy generation.

Without water the economy could not function. Thus water will be central to the innovative thinking and effective solutions required to establish the green economy. In this paper GWP sets out the case for an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach to water security and its potential to lead the process of ‘greening’ the world’s economies.