Water Management: Soft Water Paths
This report explores the “soft path” to achieving an adequate, sustainable water supply. Soft water approaches complement existing, traditional approaches to water management, but rather than relying on centralized infrastructure and new sources of supply, the “soft path” to water management invests in decentralized facilities, efficient technologies and policies, and human capital. It delivers water services that are matched to the needs of end users on multiple social scales, while avoiding ecologically damaging, socially intrusive and capital-intensive projects that may fail to deliver their promised benefits.
PowerPoint Presentation: Bridging the Gap: The “Soft Path” and Water Wedge Strategies