This month, Sara Finley puts the spotlight on popular education tools for sustainable development. Her new book, Sustainable water management for smallholder farming: Theory and Practice is now available in the CABI bookstore.
Can I speak to the manager?
Fundamentally, water management is not really about managing water, it’s about managing people. Water in nature ‘manages’ itself- its how we interact with it as water users that can cause problems. Yes, each and every one of us are water managers! To me, that means that the key to sustainable water management lies in developing the ability of water users, both big and small, to make decisions that promote the long-term quantity and quality of their local water supplies.