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dc.contributor.authorMolle, Francois
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-13T14:48:19Z
dc.date.available2014-06-13T14:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationMolle, Francois. 2008. Why enough is never enough: the societal determinants of river basin closure. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24(2): 217?226.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/40746
dc.description.abstractManifestations of water scarcity are increasingly frequent, even in regions with temperate climates and endowed with good water resources. This paper argues that several 'bad good reasons' and mechanisms are at work to generate 'overbuilt basins', whereby the development of infrastructural resources invariably tends to outstrip available resources. Eight main drivers of basin overbuilding are proposed and discussed. Despite its crucial importance and ubiquity, this phenomenon is often overlooked. Unpacking the reasons why 'enough is never enough', i.e. why water resources become over-committed and river basins overbuilt, is critical if these mechanisms are to be countered.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleWhy enough is never enough: the societal determinants of river basin closure
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.subject.iwmiRIVER BASIN DEVELOPMENT
cg.subject.iwmiWATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
cg.subject.iwmiWATER SCARCITY
cg.subject.iwmiWATER RIGHTS
cg.subject.iwmiCOST BENEFIT ANALYSIS


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