This study focused on local policy regarding canal water conservation of Kanazawa City. The purpose of this study was an analysis of the impact made by the content of deliberations held to coordinate multifunctional use and management of the water on actual conservation standards and maintenance operations. Research methods included analyzing meeting minutes of the water conservation council and fact-finding interviews held in Kanazawa City. With respect to multifunctional use, conflicts over the conversion of canal water from agricultural use to urban use, as well as between creating habitat for fauna versus scenic and citizens’ use were deliberated. Conservation standards were developed, and maintenance operations were implemented by coordinating around these conflicts. The study also analyzed the content of deliberations concerning coordination between usage and management of the canal water and site-specific conservation of canal locations, and the impact of those deliberations on the conservation standards.