What is this book about: Water scarcity, the economics of water resources and the governance of water (urban and rural) from an international perspective. It offers select Australian case studies that illustrate both innovative measures and the gaps between theory and practice in the complex venture that is water management. Better management of water is crucial for efforts to adapt to climate change, maintain food security and achieve environmental sustainability. "Water: Security, Governance and Economics" highlights intractable, unresolved issues and discusses ways in which information and different conceptual approaches can be used to discuss them more effectively. Readers will gain an overview of the wide range of controversies that together make up the international debate about water reform. They will also gain a good understanding of potential solutions.
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