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The Resource The water paradox : overcoming the global crisis in water management, Edward B. Barbier

The water paradox : overcoming the global crisis in water management, Edward B. Barbier

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The water paradox : overcoming the global crisis in water management
Title
The water paradox
Title remainder
overcoming the global crisis in water management
Statement of responsibility
Edward B. Barbier
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Water is essential to life, yet humankind's relationship with water is complex. For millennia, we have perceived it as abundant and easily accessible. But water shortages are fast becoming a persistent reality for all nations, rich and poor. With demand outstripping supply, a global water crisis is imminent. In this trenchant critique of current water policies and practices, Edward Barbier argues that our water crisis is as much a failure of water management as it is a result of scarcity. Outdated governance structures and institutions, combined with continual underpricing, have perpetuated the overuse and undervaluation of water and disincentivised much-needed technological innovation. As a result "water grabbing" is on the rise, and cooperation to resolve these disputes is increasingly fraught. Barbier draws on evidence from countries across the globe to show the scale of the problem, and outlines the policy and management solutions needed to avert this crisis
Cataloging source
YDX
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1957-
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Barbier, Edward
Dewey number
  • 333.912
  • 363.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
Label
The water paradox : overcoming the global crisis in water management, Edward B. Barbier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064868403
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780300224436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The water paradox : overcoming the global crisis in water management, Edward B. Barbier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064868403
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780300224436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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