1. Recognize and Embrace Water's Multiple Values
-Identify and take into account the multiple and diverse values (human, social, economic, spiritual, etc.) of water to different groups and interests in all decisions affecting water.
2. Reconcile Values and Build Trust
-Conduct all processes to reconcile values in ways that are equitable, transparent, inclusive, and adaptive to environmental change.
3. Protect the Sources
-Value, manage, and protect all sources of water, including watersheds, rivers, aquifers, associated ecosystems, and used water flows for current and future generations.
4. Educate to Empower
-Promote education and public awareness about the intrinsic value of water and its essential role in all aspects of life.
5. Invest and Innovate
-Ensure adequate investment in institutions, infrastructure, information, and innovation to realize the many different benefits derived from water and reduced risks.