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WATER: WHAT MUST WE DO?

Ramaswamy R. Iyer

There is a widespread view that a water crisis is looming on the horizon. The demand for fresh water is expected to increase sharply and rapidly because of the growth of population, the pace of urbanisation and the processes of economic ‘development,’ increasing the already severe pressure on the available (finite) supply. In this view, water scarcity is a natural phenomenon. It assumes that there is not enough water to meet the projected demand, and argues that we must somehow enhance the availability of water for use through large supply-side projects or longdistance water transfers. That seems plausible, but it should be noted that ‘demand’ is a crucial factor here, and that this will, in turn, depend ...

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