Editorial ·

Water management: Need for right mindset

Solving the world's water problems goes beyond technology, knowledge and experience

LORD Byron wrote prophetically in Don Juan that "Till taught by pain, men really know not what good water's worth". Nearly 200 years after Lord Byron, we still have not learned how to value water. Poor water management and governance have been endemic in nearly all countries of the world for decades. Consequently, the world is facing a collective water crisis, while individual crises already exist in many places.

The slow and incremental improvements in water management practices that have been the norm in the past can no longer prevent or solve the water problems of the world. Companies like Nestlé, Coca-Cola, SAB Miller and Unilever have recognised this fact and have long informed their investors...

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