Managing water and sharing it in a fair and sustainable way is a key issue for this century.

Integrated water resource management (IWRM) is a process that encourages the promotion and coordinated management of water, land and associated resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.

Pursuant to the Water Framework Directive adopted by the European Union in 2000, a certain number of principles have been acknowledged and are now used for the implementation of water management plans. Such principles include the integrated management for the entire catchment area, the participation of users in water management and the 'polluter pays' principle.

For many years, Egis has been offering its know-how and experience to decision-makers so as to help them develop their water strategy at a regional, national or cross-border level.