Policy Brief.2015

On the Verge of a New Water Scarcity

In spite of the fact that physical water scarcity is a dire reality for millions of people, it is still not properly understood nor recognised in many front-line discussions. An unfortunate confusion regarding growing physical water scarcity distorts policy formulation and effective action programmes. The scale and magnitude of the challenge imply that “water scarcity is everybody’s business.” This policy brief, “On the Verge of a New Water Scarcity: A Call for Good Governance and Human Ingenuity,” looks closer into the issue, offers a set of distinctions and concludes with structured policy suggestions.

March 2015