The onset of severe crisis and pandemic is a recent catastrophe but the world has been in a constant state of spiraling down the ecological crisis with the acute water crisis in most of the continents throughout the world. Especially in the Middle East, Africa, and South Amerian countries. These are technologically far less advanced and capable of preparing themselves, and their masses. While this is being discussed, there are a few groups of people that can make a difference as they are directly involved in the way society works with natural resources.
Let’s explore these ‘stakeholder’ groups that mostly control the way sustainable water management works and how they make a are empowered to change the status quo.
They are probably the epicenter of beginning a change. They are the thinkers, the brains of the whole sustainability eco-system. Based on the current situation, the rate of deterioration, variables of nature, and the resources available at hand, they can come up with comprehensive solutions or suggestions for imprinting authorities and the general public to measured steps towards conservation of water.
These are our people in power, the ruling authority. Convincing them about the gravity of the situation is always a challenge given their relentless political ambitions. However, a combined pressure from opposition, media, and mass-outrage can always force them to pay attention to grievous issues like sustainability. The scientific proof proved by the community above also works as a catalyst to egg them on towards change.
The common public is always most easily convinced but is also quickest to lose focus on the issues. Consistency is always, therefore, a challenge with them. They need to be kept regularly informed about the worsening statistics and making negative future implications clear very clear. They care about their present day-to-day problems more than any group, so need to show the adverse effects of lack of water in their daily lives very clearly.
These are the people that maintain the policies once implemented and integrates. They show us the progress, map the improvement, measure the inactivity, and give us insights into the work that is needed to be put into the development of holistic solutions. They are key to ensure that these solutions work for a long time.