Water and ethics

Water legislations of any country that have to regulate relations in the field of water resources management and their use by people and society are, as a rule, based on the following requirements of social ethics: fair rights at common water use, equitable water-sharing among water users, establishing of true priorities in the process of water use etc. It is quite natural that in those cases when water deficit grows the some provisions of the water laws become stricter or new provisions are adopted together with improving the mechanism of their realization (record-keeping and control, water charge, economic and administrative sanctions, etc.). Successful operation of such a mechanism mainly depends on the conscious attitude of water users, the population, and this aspect refers to the field of morality.

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