Global Water Security

Lessons Learnt and Long-Term Implications

  • World Water Council

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Cecilia Tortajada, Victor Fernandez
    Pages 1-19
  3. James Horne
    Pages 21-52
  4. Ministry of Water Resources, People’s Republic of China
    Pages 53-83
  5. Cecilia Tortajada, Cheryl Wong
    Pages 85-115
  6. Stefanos Xenarios, Ronan Shenhav, Iskandar Abdullaev, Alberto Mastellari
    Pages 117-142
  7. Mohamed Ait Kadi, Abdeslam Ziyad
    Pages 143-163
  8. Francisco de Assis Souza Filho, Rosa Maria Formiga-Johnsson, Ticiana Marinho de Carvalho Studart, Marcos Thadeu Abicalil
    Pages 233-265

About this book


This book highlights the relationship between the water sector and various other sectors in order to establish an improved understanding of the importance of water resources as an essential cross-cutting vector of socio-economic development. The book is both policy and practice oriented and is not constrained by existing definitions on water security. It includes actual experiences of policy, management, development and governance decisions taken within the water sector, and examples on how these have affected the energy and agricultural sectors as well as impacted the environment, and vice versa, as appropriate. It also discusses trade-offs, short and long-term implications, lessons learnt, and the way forward. The book includes case studies on cities, countries and regions such as Australia, China, Singapore, Central Asia, Morocco, Southern Africa, France, Latin America, Brazil and California.


Water policies Water governance Future water management Sustainable urban water management Water resource recovery Water and energy Water scarcity

Editors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Espace GaymardWorld Water CouncilMarseilleFrance

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