• Naim HaieEmail author
Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)


Life today is in a vast and deep transition. All the major drivers of human civilization, such as economics, governance, science, technology, culture and religion are changing with unprecedented speed. Nature in relative equilibrium with humans for millenniums is now in the middle of this foundational and rapidly shifting transition of human affairs. Negative natural symptoms are evident in our daily lives and none can reach deeper into our sense of security than water, because “water is life”! To continue, in this Chapter, we briefly explain why in the title of the book we use water management and not water security or governance. We also summarize bounded rationality (instead of global rationality) which through a learning approach can bring about reasonable or good-enough solutions that satisfy the goals of policy makers and managers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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