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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.
|Place of Publication||Mission Viejo, CA|
|Number of pages||294|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- water resources
- resource management
- water security
- water supply
- water use
- environmental economics
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Phung Thanh, B., Zhu, X. & Groeneveld, R.
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