Historically, global water demands have increased steadily with population growth and the subsequent rise of various types of human activities. With a steadily growing world population, and mankind’s eternal quest for higher and higher standards of living, there is no doubt that the demands on our natural resources, both nonrenewable and renewable, will continue to augment well into the foreseeable future. Water, a renewable resource, will be no exception to this general trend.
By Asit K. Biswas, Chapter of the book: Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes, edited by Olli Varis, Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2008, Springer, Berlin, pages 1-20. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74928-8_1