LOKAL AGENDA 21 – EN UTMANING FÖR VA-SEKTORN / Agenda 21 – A Challenge for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector
To create a Local Agenda 21-process, is a very challenging task, which requires knowledge, political will, and political clout. The experience that we hitherto have in Sweden, shows the importance of commitment to the work, within as well the political as the administrarive leadership in the municipalky. Water is, in many ways, an inregrating factor and, consequently, the waier supply and se-weisge organisations ought ro play an important role in the Agenda-process. The technical municipal authorities generally have more human and other resources than e.g. the environmental unit. Therefore, a technical authority will provide a better platform for the take-off of the Agenda-process than most other authorities will be able to provide. Thus, people responsible for the warer supply and sewerage should make sure that their sector becomes fully integraied into the Agenda- process, at an early stage.