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Introduction to water security, economics and governance

Grafton, Quentin; Pittock, James; Tait, Maree; White, Chris


This chapter attempts to bring together a set of disparate concepts that are fundamental to examining water as a resource and establishing the seriousness of the current and future water scarcity. As is well known, there is a plentiful supply of water considered at a global scale. However, as we examine scales much closer to individual humans, a pattern of great heterogeneity emerges. Some parts of the world have plentiful supplies of water, others have severe droughts; some plenty of high...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1201/9781439834275.pt1


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