Uncharted Waters: The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability

by Richard Damania, Sébastien Desbureaux, Marie Hyland et al.
Wold Bank Group, 2017

101 pp. 5.2 MB

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces – burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. And with climate change, rainfall will become more fickle, with longer and deeper periods of droughts and deluges. This report presents new evidence to advance understanding on how rainfall shocks coupled with water scarcity, impacts farms, firms, and families.

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