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Responding to the ‘Wicked Problem’ of Water Insecurity

R. Quentin Grafton ()

Water Resources Management: An International Journal, Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), 2017, vol. 31, issue 10, 3023-3041

Abstract: Abstract This paper highlights key trends and projections in water scarcity, reviews the ways that water security and water scarcity are most commonly understood, and explores possible responses. Based on a selected review of the literature, an explanation is provided of ways that water pricing can be applied to respond to water insecurity from both a demand and supply perspective. ‘Hard’ and also ‘soft’ approaches that include stakeholder, policy and decision processes are briefly reviewed as ways to promote water security. Collectively, the paper provides a guide about how decision makers might efficiently and equitably respond to the ‘wicked problem’ of water insecurity.

Keywords: Water pricing; Scarcity; Multi-stakeholder processes; Markets; Causal risk (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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