The changing status of water as a natural resource

Jowsey, Ernie (2012) The changing status of water as a natural resource. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 19 (5). pp. 433-441. ISSN 1350-4509

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, water renewable, nonrenewable
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L100 Economics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Ernie Jowsey
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:32

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