Rapidly changing global conditions will make water resources management and provision of services increasingly complex – more than ever before in human history. These changing conditions will be precipitated by issues like population (number and structure), urbanization, industrialization, economic development, growth of the global middle class and their increasing aspirations for a better standard and quality of life, environmental quality, ecosystems needs, changing societal attitudes and perceptions, and their interactions. Climate change and fluctuations are already adding extra levels of uncertainty.
By Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2017. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 33, Issue 6, pages 849-851. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1376834