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Water Management: Some Personal Reflections

In recent years, books, papers and media coverage of the global water crisis due to physical scarcities of water have become a growth industry. Is this widely accepted hypothesis correct? It is argued in this paper that the world is not facing a water crisis because of physical scarcities of water, as people with linear and compartmentalized thinking are forecasting, but is facing a crisis because of the inefficient way water has been managed in the past and is being managed in nearly all countries of the world.

Asit K. Biswas, 2009, “Water Management: Some Personal Reflections”, Water International, Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 402-408. DOI: 10.1080/02508060903396189

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