Access to safe and sufficient drinking water at an affordable cost in order to meet basic needs, including sanitation and hygiene, and safeguard health and levels of well-being.
Protection of livelihoods, human rights, and cultural and recreational values.
Preservation and protection of ecosystems in water allocation and management systems in order to maintain their ability to deliver and sustain functioning of essential ecosystem services.
Water supplies for socio-economic development and activities (such as energy, transport, industry, tourism).
Collection and treatment of used water to protect human life and the environment from pollution.
Collaborative approaches to transboundary water resources management within and between countries to promote freshwater sustainability and cooperation.
The ability to cope with uncertainties and risks of water-related hazards, such as floods, droughts and pollution, among others.