meeting in Dublin in 1992 gave rise to four principles that have
been the basis for much of the subsequent water sector reform.
The International Conference on Water and Environment, Dublin,
Ireland, January 1992.
water is a finite and vulnerable resource, essential to sustain life,
development and the environment.
development and management should be based on a participatory approach,
involving users, planners and policymakers at all levels.
play a central part in the provision, management and safeguarding
has an economic value in all its competing uses and should be recognised
as an economic good.