The Regional Endorsement Program is project based. Provinces, Regions and Areas co-operate with the International Foundation for the Protection of Drinking Water, which in turn conducts Educational Programs, Environmental Protection Programs, Field Testing, Reporting and Safe Drinking Water Endorsement Programs.


The Foundation regularly reports on the progress of such projects to the United Nations Department of Public Information and maintains an information data-base available for global reference.


The International Foundation for the Protection of Drinking Water has adopted the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 21St Agenda as its Operational Standards. Countries, Provinces, Regions, Areas and Operations, seeking endorsements of their environs must adhere to the principles of the United Nations 21st Agenda in general and concern itself in particular with;


Chapter 10.     Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources

Chapter 13.     Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development

Chapter 14.     Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development

Chapter 18.     Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources

Chapter 21.    Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues


while meeting and working within the guidelines of the International Foundation for the Protection of Drinking Water ‘Code of Practice’.


Once the Foundation is satisfied that the entity making application complies with the ‘Standards’ and ‘Principles’ required of it; the Foundation will enter into a Representation Agreement and henceforth take an active roll in a ‘Project Management’ joint venture association with the entity, assisting with;


The application of local ‘Standards’ that comply internationally

The coordination of a provincial marketing strategy

The identification and introduction of international investment

The identification and introduction of international markets for produce that meet the required ‘Standards’


Nett Profits derived from these activities will be returned to the Protected Area to serve as public funds to maintain and protect the water resources, ecology and environment of the Protected Region.