Manage on a watershed basis
The Act may not be prescriptive on every management issue. It could, however, give municipalities, communities, advisory groups, and government the tools needed to address water management according to the conditions of specific localities over time.
Managing water sustainably requires access to information about water use and quality, and climate and land use changes. Information is needed to make better decisions, and avoid conflict or short falls in supply. There may be vulnerable watersheds where there are greater risks to water quality and quantity, which requires action to protect the natural habitat. Focused effort and collaboration involving industry, government, water users and citizens will be required to resolve long-term issues.