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Water, Place, and Equity

John M. Whiteley, Helen Ingram, and Richard Warren Perry


Many predict that by the end of the twenty-first century water will dominate world natural resources politics as oil does at the beginning. Access to water is widely regarded as a basic human right, and was declared so by the United Nations in 1992. And yet the water crisis grows: although the total volume of water on the planet may be sufficient for our needs, much of it is misallocated, wasted, or polluted, and the poorest of the poor live in arid areas where water is scarce. The coming decade will require new perspectives on water resources and reconsideration of the principles of water gov ... More

Keywords: water resources, United Nations, water governance, water policy, case studies, Southern California, water runoff, natural resources politics, Bolivia, climate change

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262232715
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Whiteley, editor

Helen Ingram, editor

Richard Warren Perry, editor

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