January 13, 2010

Making the Most of the Water We Have

The demand for sufficient water has become one of the major challenges of the current century. However, current approaches to managing the demand are not longer sufficient. Based on approaches used by the energy sector, a new "soft path" approach to water is developing. This approach starts by ensuring that ecosystems have sufficient water to sustain themselves. After that, human water consumption is significantly reduced by using economic and social incentives. The purpose of this book is to make this "soft path" approach more widely known so that acceptance of its uses will grow, making this approach both economically and politically realistic to manage our diminishing water resources.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management
ed. by David B. Brooks, Oliver M. Brandes, and Stephen Gurman
TD 195 .W3 M35 2009