Since water is an indispensable good but already a widely scarce commodity, management rules must be established. This ensures that no exclusive uses are created, and the available resources are used as well as possible.
To achieve sustainable water management, it is necessary to use a complete set of tools, using legislative and economic approaches. These management tools and regulations, their targets and their implementation are good starting points for audits of all kinds. In this module, the most important water management tools are discussed.
After completing the module, one should have a good systematic overview about the main governance tools that can be used for water management.