Legal framework for water saving

  • Author: Jordi Recordà Cos
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Editorial: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Series: Journal of Environmental Law, 6, 1st ed.

Water quality is a scarce resource that requires appropriate management to ensure its sustainability. Rational management of resources begins to regulate recently with the help of environmental law. In this sense, resource management should be based on the precautionary principle to ensure good use, or sustainable use, preserving the resource. It should also act based on the principle of using the best available technology to be as efficient as possible when consuming water. The intention of this book is to examine the current legal framework to study the potential of saving water, including recent regulatory changes caused by the current economic crisis. This analysis goes beyond the regulation of savings mechanisms linked to building and addresses the current need to make available water resources of lower quality than drinking water. So what is analyzed in depth the legal framework to take advantage of rainwater, groundwater, recycled water and sewage. Finally, this study should not be considered solely from a legal perspective, but, considering the complexity and cross-cutting issues affecting the savings of water, as well as training of the author took into account other scientific disciplines in order to analyze the problem from a holistic perspective.