Die Tragödie des Allgemeinguts Wasser in Angriff nehmen

Selected for the Global Economic Symposium 2010

Water is one of our basic resources, but it is often in short supply not only for human use but also for ecological systems. While in some countries groundwater resources still are abundant and readily available for development, in others depletion due to overdrafting, waterlogging, salination as well as pollution cause severe problems. In addition, the uneven distribution of water (and population) among regions has made the adequate supply critical for a growing number of countries. Rapid population growth and an increasing consumption of water per capita have aggravated the problem. This tendency is likely to continue as water consumption for most uses is projected to increase by at least 50 percent by 2025 compared to 1995 level.

One additional reason for concern is (anthropogenic) climate change. Climate model simulations suggest that changes in precipitation patterns, intensity and extremes, as well as shifts in seasonal runoff will increase the unevenness in water availability further. Suitable adaptation strategies for sustainable development will differ between regions and sectors. Strategies that are appropriate for the industrial sector might not be that appropriate for agriculture, the largest consumer of water. Also, suitable approaches for developing regions might be unsuitable for developed regions.

  • Which adaptation strategies are most likely to be successful in regions that will be hit most severely by climate change?
  • How could these strategies be implemented?
  • Could the import of water-intensive products constitute one solution for water-short countries to preserve domestic water resources?
  • What would be crucial for such a strategy to be successful?
  • How do management techniques and wateruse policies have to be designed to foster sustainable water use?
  • What is the role of business and how can business help alleviating the problem?
  • How can business be incentivised to do so?
  • Which would be the appropriate institutional level for bringing about adaptation—regional, national, or international?
  • How do institutional arrangements have to look like to facilitate the implementation of effective adaptation measures?

Literaturliste

Global change : impacts on water and food security ; with 31 figures and 34 tables / Claudia Ringler … (ed.).

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  • Implications of global climatic change on water and food security / P. K. Aggarwal and A. K. Singh.
    (2010) In: Global change. – 2010, S. 49-63.

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Mobilizing investment for municipal water supply services / Suzanne Gallagher O’Neal.

Policy and strategic behaviour in water resource management / ed. by Ariel Dinar and Jose Albiac.

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  • Issues of balancing international, environmental and equity needs in a situation of water scarcity / Barbara Schreiner.
    (2009) In: Policy and strategic behaviour in water resource management. – 2009, S. 207-230.

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Inclusive water governance : a global necessity : lessons from India / Adita Singh; Chetan B. Singai; Shilipi Srivastava; Sumathi Sivam.

Good and bad forms of participation in water management : some lessons from Brazil / Jerson Kelman.

  • (2009) In: Policy and strategic behaviour in water resource management. – 2009, S. 189-206.
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Water management in Spain : an example of changing paradigms / Alberto Garrido and M. Ramón Llamas.

  • (2009) In: Policy and strategic behaviour in water resource management. – 2009, S. 125-144.
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Water management in urbanizing, arid regions : innovative voluntary transactions as a response to competing water claims / Bonnie G. Colby.

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How China’s farmers adapt to climate change / Jinxia Wang; Robert Mendelsohn; Ariel Dinar; Jikun Huang.

Community tanks vs private wells : coping strategies and sustainability issues in South India / R. Balasubramanian.

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Climate change and international water : the role of strategic alliances in resource allocation / Ariel Dinar.

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Private-sector participation in water and sanitation services : the answer to public sector failures? / José Esteban Castro.

Policy and strategy in water resource management : can we do better when both are coordinated? / Ariel Dinar and Jose Albiac.

  • (2009) In: Policy and strategic behaviour in water resource management. – 2009, S. 1-9.
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The policy challenge of matching environmental water to ecological need / Terry Hillman.

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Water policy in Australia : the impact of change and uncertainty / Lin Crase.

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Water allocation under distribution losses : comparing alternative institutions / U. Chakravorty; C. Umetsu; D. Zilberman; E. Hochman.

Integration in the management of international waters : economic perspectives on a global policy discourse / Ines Dombrowsky.

Climate change and the stability of water allocation agreements / Erik Ansink; Arjan Ruijs.

Wesentliches Schlagwort: Ressourcenökonomik

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