One of the ways in which river catchment areas can be protected is through legislation. If people can’t be persuaded not to abuse river catchment areas, they may have to be forced. And in that case, the starting point would be in legislation: where, firstly, laws are created outlawing certain activities on the river catchment areas. Then, if the laws are enforced in a consistent manner, the end result would be a situation where the river catchment areas would be well protected. The specific steps to be followed when seeking to use legislation to protect river catchment areas include:
- Lobbying legislators: if the legislation to protect the river catchment areas is to pass, it will have to be supported by the legislators. And for the legislators to support it, they will have to see the point in it. To get the legislators to see the point in it, you have to lobby. You can do the lobbying by yourself. Or you can engage professional lobbyists to do it for you.
- Drafting the legislation proposal: here, you start by identifying the ways in which the river catchment areas need to be protected. Then you draft legislation in a manner that addresses all the areas of concern. You can do the drafting by yourself. Or you can opt to pay a professional legal drafter to do the drafting for you. The drafting work is not likely to be costly. It may actually turn out to be the sort of thing you can finance comfortably using your paycheck. As such, you may check your employer’s Securitas Epaytalx paperless guide, and discover that your paychecks are supposed to be ready by the 30th of every month. Subsequently, you may go to the Securitasepay login screen and sign in, only to find that your paycheck is ready. You’d then be in a position to use the money to finance the drafting of the legislation. All this would, of course, only apply if you opted to pay a professional to draft the legislation for you.
- Having the legislation passed: if you were successful in lobbying the legislators to support the legislation, you should have no difficulty in having it passed.
- Getting people to know about the legislation: once the legislation is passed, you will need to get people to know about it. That is the only way they can start respecting it. So the most important thing here is to create publicity around the new legislation, and the kinds of activities it outlaws.
- Having the legislation enforced: it may be necessary to create a specialized law enforcement agency, to enforce the new legislation. Alternatively, the existing law enforcement agencies can be tasked to enforce the new legislation (as part of their expanded mandate).