Use of water

Water is life: The valuable resource water, with its great variety of possible uses, is indispensable to life. The growing demand for this limited resource calls for prudent management and efficient domestic, agricultural, and industrial use. The protection of natural water resources for a sustainable water supply and the utilisation of hydropower as a clean and renewable energy source in consideration of ecological aspects are central public concerns. But the reservoirs built for this purpose also permit a balance and the need-oriented use of available water resources as well as the provision of flood retention space. Under the current heading, you will find general information on drinking water, water supply and reservoirs.