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Water management focuses on long-term sustainable management of water resources, primarily as it relates to municipal, agricultural, and industrial/corporate use.

Desired Equilibrium

Water resources are responsibly and equitably managed to ensure supply for future generations, particularly for those where the need is greatest. Water security occurs when the right amount of fresh water is in the right place and is managed effectively.

Ways Skoll social entrepreneurs are addressing the issue:
  • Working with municipalities to design efficient water management systems (EcoPeace, Foundation for Ecological Security, Global Footprint Network)
  • Developing irrigation technology that enables more responsible water use (International Development Enterprises-India, Proximity Designs)
  • Promoting transparency and accountability measures in corporate activities (B Lab, Ceres, Global Footprint Network, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Supporting local communities to protect watershed ecosystems (EcoPeace, Foundation for Ecological Security, Forest Trends)