“One Water” in the real world—each utility will need a different approach, yet all must start at the same point—centered on their community
In 2015, the United Nations laid out 17 specific goals to a better, more sustainable world. Clean water and sanitation is U.N. Sustainable Development Goal number six. The following year, the U.S. Water Alliance is released its own “One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource.” In this article from Vijay Sundaram, he explores how when communities employ an integrated approach to water resource planning and management—as both the SDG’s and One Water call for—clean water is not just the only benefit, but thriving local economies, healthier ecosystems, and communities that are a better place to live for all result.
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