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Record number 413164
Title The end of abundance. Economic solutions to water scarcity
Author(s) Zetland, D.J.
Source Mission Viejo, CA : Aguanomics Press - ISBN 9780615469737 - 294
Department(s) Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) watervoorraden - hulpbronnenbeheer - waterzekerheid - schaarste - watervoorziening - watergebruik - milieueconomie - economie - water resources - resource management - water security - scarcity - water supply - water use - environmental economics - economics
Categories Environmental Economics / Water Management (General)
Abstract In a past of abundance, we had clean water to meet our demands for showers, pools, farms and rivers. Our laws and customs did not need to regulate or ration demand. Over time, our demand has grown, and scarcity has replaced abundance. We don't have as much clean water as we want. We can respond to the end of abundance with old ideas or adopt new tools specifically designed to address water scarcity. In this book, the author describes the impact of scarcity on our many water uses, how the institutions of abundance fail in scarcity, and how economic ideas and tools can help us direct water to its highest and best use.
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