There is a greatly heightened sense of awareness amongst politicians, policymakers, researchers and the general public that water security is a new and emerging threat. Just in the past few years, a number of high-level meetings involving the world’s leaders and thinkers have focused on water security.
With water security now commanding global attention, specific questions are posed on the likelihood of armed conflict and war over shared water resources, on the continuing availability of water resources to produce sufficient food for 9 or 10 billion people, on the probability of providing safe drinking water to every man, woman and child, and on the impact of climate change to create extreme water events – such as typhoons, floods and droughts – for which we are not prepared.
By bringing together inputs from the world’s leading thinkers, experts, practitioners and researchers, the Water Security in a New World series aims to provide evidence-based and policy-relevant responses to these and many other questions related to water security. The volumes in this series will provide in-depth analysis of the various dimensions of water security and are meant to be used by researchers, policymakers and practitioners alike.
Proposals for this book series may be sent to the Series Editor, Dr. Zafar Adeel, United Nations University Institute for Water Environment and Health, Hamilton, ON , Canada, or to the Publishing Editor, Fritz Schmuhl at: Fritz.Schmuhl@springer.com
Dustin Garrick, McMaster University, Canada
Michael Glantz, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Uma Lele, Independent Scholar, Formerly Senior Advisor, The World Bank, USA
Bob Sandford, University of British Columbia, Canada
Patricia Wouters, University of Dundee, Scotland