Assessing Global Water Megatrends

  • Asit K. Biswas
  • Cecilia Tortajada
  • Philippe Rohner

Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada
    Pages 1-26
  3. Philippe Rohner
    Pages 27-39
  4. Janet G. Hering, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
    Pages 61-75
  5. James W. Hotchkies
    Pages 77-85
  6. Melissa McCracken, Laura E. R. Peters, Aaron T. Wolf
    Pages 105-123
  7. Christopher Napoli, Ben Wise, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen
    Pages 211-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book


This book highlights what are likely to be the future megatrends in the water sector and why and how they should be incorporated to improve water governance in the coming decades. In this first ever book on megatrends for the water sector, 22 leading world experts from different disciplines representing academia, business, government, national and international organisations discuss what the major megatrends of the future are and how they will radically change water governance in the coming decades.


Sub-Saharan future Sustainable urban water management Future water management Population megatrends Hindu Kush Himalaya Water scarcity Reducing water for agriculture Indian agriculture Water resource recovery Urbanization and migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Asit K. Biswas
    • 1
  • Cecilia Tortajada
    • 2
  • Philippe Rohner
    • 3
  1. 1.Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Pictet Asset ManagementGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6694-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6695-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-810X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-316X
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