In­dia, EU sign agree­ment on water man­age­ment

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the Euro­pean Union (EU) have signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) on water man­age­ment. The MoU pro­vides for tech­ni­cal ex­change be­tween the two sides on water is­sues, in­clud­ing in­te­grated water re­source man­age­ment within river basins. It en­vi­sions a more sus­tain­able man­age­ment of water re­sources in In­dia with an ob­jec­tive to tackle the chal­lenges posed by a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion, com­pet­ing water de­mands and a chang­ing cli­mate. EU states are known for water man­age­ment. This is pri­mar­ily be­cause they have adopted water pric­ing poli­cies to pro­vide ad­e­quate in­cen­tives for users to use water re­sources ef­fi­ciently. A joint work­ing group shall be formed to mon­i­tor im­ple­men­ta­tion of the MoU.

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