The article deals with the problem of water economy subjects of the North-West federal district. Water economy problems of the Vologda region are considered in relation to the challenges of the Water Strategy of the Russian Federation for water resource supply of the country’s socio-economic development for the period till 2020.
Based on the analysis of water supply (water use and sanitation) in the North-West region the priority areas of work to achieve the target indicators of the Water Strategy, established in 2020 are justified.
While developing regions’ water programs for the period till 2020 it is suggested to take into account the trends to improve the structures of water management, to motivate users to the introduction of modern water-saving technologies
water economy, water strategy, water consumption, water recycling, manufactured products water consumption, waste-water basin district, the scheme of complex use and protection of water bodies