A Look at Twenty-first Century Water Resources Development
Management of water resources is shifting away from finding new sources to meet new demands and instead has an increased focus on ecological values in meeting basic humans needs while breaking the traditional ties between economic growth and water demand. Physical solutions for water demand are used in the majority of planning approaches while new methods are being developed to meet growing demands with minimal construction of large scale regional water transfer systems. There is pressure to explore higher efficiency demand management and reallocating current supply to meet projected near-term projected shortages. These shifts in thought took quite a while and may not be permanent, but they represent a new line of thought people have toward water management and use. This paper explores the shift in thoughts, feasibility of all the new concepts, and all avenues of water management being explored.
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Gleick, Peter H. "A Look at Twenty-first Century Water Resources Development."Water International 25.1 (2000): 127-138