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National IWRM planning

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Policies and decisions regarding water resources management are determined at the national level but concern several geographical and political aspects which need to be considered in the planning process. Depending on basin boundaries and scales, nations are often part of international basins, and management then requires collaboration across national river basin boundaries. A National IWRM plan will be set within the geographical and political context, and will take into account all activities and developments requiring water or influencing the water resource. Among these are; ecological requirements, water supply and sanitation, irrigation, land use and forestry, fisheries, hydropower and industrial use.

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