Because of these hard decisions
it is not surprising that major legal and institutional reforms are unlikely to
take place until serious water management problems have been experienced. In some
cases, IWRM may be seen as a threat to donor-supported capital investment programmes.
Some developing countries tend to be more concerned with increasing supplies through
new infrastructure rather than with water efficiency or managing water demand.
Indeed they fear that the new agenda of IWRM will lead to a reduction in capital
investment for such projects.