Water which can easily be seen as the most valuable resource on Earth is in many places treated as if it did not have any value at all. But the scarcity of water globally - where and when it is needed - is an increasing economic reality that will likely change the nature of the value we ascribe to water in the coming decades.
Water flows through almost every part of our economies and everything we do. It connects, agriculture, health, energy, food, environment, and conflict. Of all the domains to an economy, it is likely to be the most resistant to a reductionist approach to management.
Water, being deeply interconnected with almost all aspects of economic development, is both one of the greatest opportunities and probably the greatest threat to global economic development in the 21st Century.
Complexity Approach to: Water Systems View Paper Watch Video Overview Water is a religious ritual and entertainment, medicine and nourishment, energy and industry, conflict and social unrest, it crosses all borders between ecosystem, industry, economy and society. While [...]