Much has been written and discussed in recent years on the water crisis and the belief that the world may run out of water in the foreseeable future. The main issue, however, is not physical scarcity of water but poor management. It is primarily a crisis due to mismanagement. An important result of such poor management practices has been the continual deterioration of water quality on a global basis.
By Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, 2011. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 5-11. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2010.547979