A review of 80 assessment tools measuring water security

@article{Octavianti2021ARO,
  title={A review of 80 assessment tools measuring water security},
  author={Thanti Octavianti and Chad Staddon},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water},
  year={2021},
  volume={8}
}
Scholars and practitioners have been working on methodologies to measure water security at a variety of scale and focus. In this paper, we critically examine the landscape of water security metrics, discussing the progress and gaps of this rich scholarship. We reviewed a total of 107 publications consisting of 17 conceptual papers and 90 methodological papers that propose 80 metrics to measure water security and observed that there are two dominant research clusters in this field: experiential… 
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