4. The water users, good and bad points (3 of 3)




Social and economic benefits from water use sectors.
These are generally obvious in terms of food production, energy production, drinking water, jobs, recreation, etc, but the relative value of these benefits is more difficult to assess.


Benefits of IWRM to the sectors



Prioritising allocation between sectors...
When there is competition for water resources it brings into the open the need to justify the allocation of water to one user rather than to another. This value assessment should take into account both the benefits and the negative impacts. The input from users, politicians and society in general is necessary as the allocation may not be most efficient when valued in economic terms alone or acceptable when made only on political grounds.

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