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Water Management: A Technical or Management Problem

An objective and comprehensive analysis of water management and development in recent years will indicate that the water profession has been quite good at looking at the past and present situations, but very poor at assessing possible future developments, say even a decade from now, let alone in 2025 and beyond. This is not a new development. For example, if we carefully analyse the forecasts of water requirements of the world that have been made since 1950, these have consistently proved to be serious overestimates. The present forecasts of future water requirements are equally likely to be overestimates.

Asit K. Biswas, 2007, Keynote Lecture, Second International Water Conference, Berlin, Germany
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