The Water Paradox: Overcoming The Global Crisis In Water Management

byEd Barbier

Hardcover | February 26, 2019

The Water Paradox: Overcoming The Global Crisis In Water Management by Ed Barbier
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A radical new approach to tackling the growing threat of water scarcity

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 Outdated governance structures and institutions, combined with continual underpricing, have perpetuated the overuse and undervaluation of water and disincentivized 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.
Title:The Water Paradox: Overcoming The Global Crisis In Water ManagementFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:296 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:296 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300224435

ISBN - 13:9780300224436

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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