What are freshwater bodies ?

Freshwater bodies are rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, springs, and groundwater. They provide a home for wildlife (fish, eels, frogs, invertebrates, birds and plants) and they are also used and valued as a resource by people for recreation, fishing, cultural uses, water supply for many uses, and also sometimes to discharge in to.

Sustainable management of these activities and freshwater bodies is essential for and healthy environment and for future generations.