An overall plan
An overall plan is required to envisage how the transformation can
be achieved and this is likely to begin with a new water policy to
reflect the principles of sustainable management of water resources.
To put the policy into practice is likely to require the reform of
water law and water institutions. This can be a long process and needs
to involve extensive consultations with affected agencies and the
Bringing some of the principles of IWRM into a water
sector policy and achieving political support may be challenging,
as hard decisions have to be made.
Attitudes are changing though. Officials are becoming more aware
of the need to manage resources efficiently.