Emerging Challenges and the Future of Water Resources Management
Angelos Alamanos and
No 2221, DEOS Working Papers from Athens University of Economics and Business
Most policy bodies involved with water management issues are facing new challenges: more evident climate change impacts, Covid-19, recession, wars, population movements, increased energy and resources demand. These challenges affect water resources management, as they impact several related sectors such as energy, fuels, industry, agriculture, international relations and trade, economy, resources, including water, human and natural capital. This situation creates an ambiguous context (deep uncertainty) that suggests reconsidering the traditional management approaches, and leaves limited space for management failures and delays. We discuss three research questions/areas of focus for the future: 1) Redefining multi-disciplinary science and innovative collaborations to analyze and solve complex problems; 2) Efficient communication and continuous engagement to create the culture for science-supported policies, and speed up the response of policy-makers to grasp and adopt research and technological advances; 3) Deciding under deep uncertainty.
Keywords: Water Resources Management; Systems analysis; Future research; Inter-disciplinary science (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-env
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://wpa.deos.aueb.gr/docs/2022.WATER.RESOURCES.MANAGEMENT.pdf First version (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aue:wpaper:2221
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in DEOS Working Papers from Athens University of Economics and Business Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ekaterini Glynou ().