Many arid and semi-arid countries are already facing water crisis; the problem is likely to become more serious and will continue well into the 21st century. This article discusses the reasons for the water crisis, and the major water issues of the 21st century: conservation, pricing, social and environmental considerations, institutional responses to better management, international water bodies, and proper analytical framework.
By Asit K. Biswas, 1991. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 219- 224. DOI: 10.1080/07900629108722516