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7. Implication for change: legal, institutional, human resources. (1 of 2)



Recognition of needs of environment
From the environmental perspective, a major requirement of water sector reform is to provide recognition of ecosystem needs alongside the demands of domestic, industrial and agricultural water users.

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Which way to go?

Legislative adaptations
National legislation often needs to be harmonised and strengthened to include an environmental perspective into water management and other relevant sectoral policies and legal arrangements. At present many conflicting arrangements exist.

Institutional adaptations
Water departments need to function more and more as brokers between various other departments and stakeholders, rather than stand-alone units.

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