in water management policy and legal and regulatory frameworks
This is particularly the case in developing countries where water
policies are often non-existent or at best rudimentary. And, when
they do exist, the regulatory mechanisms for implementing and enforcing
them are limited or non-existent.
Population growth, primarily in developing countries, linked to
poverty, is in many places driving inappropriate and non-sustainable
agricultural practices and associated water utilisation. However,
often communities even when they understand the long-term consequences
of their actions feel that they have no alternative.