The days of Water Resource Management strategy focused on the quantitative aspects of water supply logistics are over.
Equally, Water Resource Management focused on mitigating and slowing down the inevitable outcome of such flawed strategy with palliative mitigation measures is tantamount to sabotage. A slow-motion train crash, is still a train crash.
Continuing to manage water resources by extending the water logistics network to supply high density usage areas under the current paradigm is self-defeating. It degrades water quality and impedes reusability. Effective solutions can only be found by improving the reusability of water through the adoption of the Renewable Water paradigm.
Despite our best intentions, much of our legacy infrastructure has become a liability and it is only by adopting Integrated Water Resource Management incorporating new science and technology that we can turn it back into an asset.
Integrated Water Resource Management strategy for tomorrow must integrate the legacy infrastructure, technology and problems of the past with new solutions of the future.
So Integrated Water Resource Management is a more sophisticated approach to water resource management that