As a nation, we endeavour to develop and sustain our life with water for generations to come, while harvesting value today for individuals, communities' businesses and government.
Our endeavour brings to light a number of challenges that need to be addressed:
We have identified goals that we need to achieve to address these challenges:
Develop a culture of swimming and enjoying water.
Promote volunteerism and social cohesion
Reduce water-related death and injury.
Enhance the appeal of water-related tourism.
Foster respect for coastlines and marine habitats.
We have identified strategies we need to implement to achieve our goals, and these are based on a combination of international best practice and local context:
Teach people foundation skills for swimming and water safety.
PROVIDE SAFE LOCATIONS
Provide safe beaches, pools and other locations for recreating in water.
DEVELOP LIFESAVING PEOPLE
Enable youth development, volunteerism and careers in lifesaving.
IMPROVE BOATING SAFETY
Improve safety for boating and other watercraft recreation.
The Water Safety Strategy was developed in Bahrain for promoting safe enjoyment of water, building cohesive communities, enabling economic development and saving lives.