BOMA International supports comprehensive, broad-based solutions and
effective strategies for the design, implementation, and promotion of water
conservation and efficiency programs with the purposes of enhancing water
supply, reliability, and helping business and industry maintain and grow their
operations. All water users, including
agricultural, power generation, commercial, industrial, and residential, must
participate and have a stake in the development of water conservation programs
in order to accomplish the objective of water supply reliability. In addition, effective and successful water
conservation programs must be able to respond to local and regional conditions.
Water conservation includes policies, strategies and activities
to manage fresh water as a sustainable
resource, to protect the water environment, and to meet current and future
human demand. One important goal of
water conservation efforts is that to ensure availability for future
generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed
its natural replacement rate.
Water conservation, efficiency, and resource management throughout the
nation stands out as one of the most important current political and economic
issues due to the occurrence of water shortages over much of the nation. While several areas around the county have
made great strides in water conservation and efficiency in recent years, the
collective impacts of drought, climate change, increased population demands,
court ordered supply reductions and potential natural disasters make it clear
that all water users will have to do much more in coming years; the need to
conserve water is becoming increasingly critical.