Water management is one the world’s most pressing issues. Major regions and subcontinents have serious problems of water shortage, ﬂooding and pollution that present serious risks to people and wetland ecosystems that provide invaluable services. Technical solutions to water management are often difﬁcult to implement cost-effectively for many reasons, including the scale and inter-jurisdictional complexity of water systems and their multiple uses, many of which conﬂict, impeding cooperation and cost-sharing. In some cases, there is also skewed interdependency, for example, where upstream jurisdictions control the water on which downstream jurisdictions depend or undertake major developments that have adverse downstream impacts.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Strategic Environmental Assessment|
|Editors||Barry Sadler, Jiri Dusik, Thomas Fischer, Maria Partidario, Rob Verheem, Ralf Aschemann|
|Publisher||Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2010|