July 2012

Managing demand for water: research points the way to best policy practices

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Our supply of water is threatened by inefficient use, population growth and climate change. A special issue of Science for Environment Policy, published online on 21 June, presents academic research findings to help policymakers face up to these challenges and implement plans to ensure a safe and secure supply of this precious resource, both now and well into the future.

Best practices for cutting household consumption, wastewater recycling initiatives and economic policy instruments to offer incentives for more efficient water use, are just some of the means of encouraging savings highlighted by the special ‘Managing Water Demand, Reuse and Recycling’ issue of DG Environment’s news service, available to download for free from:


http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/33si.pdf

 

 

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