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The commitment of the Scientific Community for a New Water Culture

sustainability, pianificazione territoriale, territorial
planning, sostenibilità, acqua, ecosistema, ecosystem,
 water resources, risorse idriche, environment

Pedro Arrojo Agudo

The European Declaration for a New Water Culture was undersigned in Madrid in 2005 by a hundred experts of the European Union countries. The articole explains the principles that inspired the Declaration by highlighting water ecosystems’ crisis and current models’ ineffectiveness of water resource management. Selected themes to face new water culture’s challenges are: social and cultural building of the concept of sustainability, ethic and economic aspects of water management processes, importance of multidisciplinary scientific contribution and of participation in decision-making processes.

This article appears in issue 127 of Urbanistica (pag. 9).