The ecological needs of a sustainable water cycle and the human uses of water are often in conflict, especially in urbanised and industrialised regions of the world. This highlights the responsibility we all have to manage our water sources and ensure that the water quality needed for sustainable use is maintained.
Government regulations have been laid down in differing environments but is up to individuals to encourage adoption of water conservation, water use rights, the quality of water discharge into the environment.
Regulation also needs to ensure that a proper focus on water sustainability is maintained, especially in times of need and climate uncertainty.
Regulation needs to bring together the available resources, prescribe guidelines, certifications, licences and pricing as measures to control and regulate for the efficient use and equitble distribution of potable water, as well as the drainage and subsequent treatment of discharge wastewater - for the benefit of all.