Indicators for Sustainable Use of the Water Resources – Theoretical Approach

Mitev, Trajce (2011) Indicators for Sustainable Use of the Water Resources – Theoretical Approach. In: VII International Conference “Security in the age of global changes", 15-16 April 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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The state of the water resources in Republic of Macedonia is directly related to the services provided by the ecosystems to the society and it has to be examined in the context of their sustainable exploitation. The water resources of Republic of Macedonia have major importance in the economic development of the country. Access to clean water and the constant water supply is a crucial factor for the functioning and development of many economic sectors - energy production, industry, agriculture, forestry, etc. Water resources need to be managed sustainably in order to guarantee maintenance of the economic prosperity of those sectors. International experience shows that management of the water resources only for satisfaction of the human needs, without consideration of the needs of the ecosystems, could create risks for the environment, as well as for the society. The aim of this article is to examine the European practice in relation to environmental indicators for sustainable development and concretely in relation to water resources, and to define their applicability in republic of Macedonia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Engineering and Technology > Environmental biotechnology
Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Trajce Mitev
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 14:13
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 14:13

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