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Need for a sound Water Act/legislation guided by comprehensive water policy to provide legal basis for the use and sustainble management of water resources.

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Bhutan’s successive Monarchs have played a dynamic role in steering the kingdom on a path of successful socio-economic development leading to peace and stability in the country. It was under the visionary guidance of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck that “Gross National Happiness”, was introduced as a guiding principle behind all development programmes, which underscores the concept that development cannot be pursued on the premises of economic growth alone but it should also promote the happiness of the people by supporting their emotional and spiritual well-being. 

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“Environment and Socio-Economic Protection in Fiji: Integrated Flood Risk Management in the Nadi River Basin” (a GEF Pacific IWRM Demonstration Project)

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The main aim of the project is to Integrate land and water management planning using an integrated flood risk management approach to improve flood preparedness and management within the Nadi Basin.

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Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) water indicators and methodology for water use and water quality.

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In May 2011, the GBEP Steering Committee endorsed the set of 24 relevant, practical, science-based, voluntary sustainability indicators for bioenergy defined by the GBEP Task Force on Sustainability.  The indicators are intended to guide any analysis undertaken of bioenergy at the domestic level with a view to informing decision making and facilitating the sustainable development of bioenergy and, accordingly, shall not be applied so as to limit trade in bioenergy in a manner inconsistent with multilateral trade obligations.  Within these indicators are those related to water.  The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Germany co-lead the sub-group on water, this sub-group has developed the water indicators and corresponding methodology sheets.

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South Africa’s experience of integrating water access as a Human Right

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Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) set out a short term aim “to provide every person with adequate facilities for health” and “clean safe water supply of 20-30 l/c/day within 200 metres and “an adequate/safe sanitation facility per site”.  In support of the RDP was the 1994 White Paper on Community Water and Sanitation; South African Constitution, (Act 108 of 1996) and the Water Services Act No108 of 1997(WSA). The WSA ensures that everyone has a right of access to basic water supply and basic sanitation”defined “water services” as well as “basic sanitation” and “basic water supply” and further quantified in regulations.

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