What Is Water Resource Management?Water resource management refers to systems and methods aimed at understanding and cooperating with nature’s water cycle to maximize economic benefits and minimize environmental impact. This holistic approach to water management hinges on four key features:
- Water Supply — maintaining the viability of surface water and groundwater while optimizing distribution and storage
- Stormwater Management — water from precipitation (i.e.) rain contains pollutants and may negatively affect waterways, and therefore must be properly filtered or separated from usable water
- Wastewater Treatment — the leftover water from facility use must be properly disposed of or recycled in proper ways
- Conservation of Water Sources — proper indoor and outdoor water usage and integration with green technologies helps conserve the maximum amount of water while still providing what’s necessary for facility and individual use.