The United Nations World Water Development. Junko Kaito Kevin Lo Megumi Makisaka Paul Yoo. What is Sustainable Development?.
The United NationsWorld Water Development
Definition: development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Source: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)
Source:Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
“It is crucial to understand that freshwater is an essential element of life on earth. Clean water can also be strategically used as a tool to improve standards of living, especially in rural areas. A well managed supply of clean water supports crops, sustains livelihoods, reduces disease and ensures that ecosystems are safeguarded for the future.”
Secretary-General of the World Summit
on Sustainable Development