Sequity (Sustainable Equity)

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


The idea of equity is related to development, which is “a process of expanding the real freedoms that people enjoy.” Furthermore, “Freedom can be distinguished both from the means that sustain it and from the achievements that it sustains.” In this book, we focus on water as a means having in mind that sustainable water equity “means a fair share considering the water needs and the ability to use the water efficiently”. These two requirements, i.e., need and efficiency, have degrees (i.e., they are not binary) and correspond to two principles: distributive and aggregative, respectively (FIW5). In progressing in the two requirements, we develop an approach to enable transparent and impartial communication (FIW1 and FIW5), to focus attention on problematic situations through categorization, and to elaborate policy guidelines in order to coherently and consistently solve management issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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