Towards sustainable water management
The exploitation and management of water resources have played a vital role in shaping our civilisation. Feats of engineering, such as Roman aqueducts and Turkish baths, illustrate centuries of sustainable water use. The REC’s mission is to channel inherited knowledge and to ensure the flow of clean and abundant water for future generations. In its 2016–2020 strategy, the REC commits to giving increased attention to water-related issues and to contributing to integrated water resources management, including the management of shared resources, adaptation to climate change, and the achievement of global goals and targets for drinking-water supply and sanitation.
This brochure was first produced for dissemination at the World Water Forum, held in Istanbul in March 2009. This new, revised edition, produced for a REC side event at World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, has been updated with information about the REC's most recent water-related projects, including its work in the Middle East and North Africa.
Healing the Waters
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