The changing status of water as a natural resource

Ernie Jowsey

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This paper considers the way freshwater resources are perceived in an era of climate change. It is suggested that in many parts of the world water is moving from being a renewable resource (or continuous natural resource) to a potentially renewable resource (PRR). In some areas water is moving from being a PRR to a nonrenewable resource. Selected water problems from three continents are investigated in the context of this theoretical construct. Recent experience in the United Kingdom is then also investigated as a case study of these changes before brief conclusions are drawn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-441
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012


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