Global Freshwater Resources: Soft-Path Solutions for the 21st Century

@article{Gleick2003GlobalFR,
  title={Global Freshwater Resources: Soft-Path Solutions for the 21st Century},
  author={Peter H. Gleick},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={302},
  pages={1524 - 1528}
}
  • P. Gleick
  • Published 28 November 2003
  • Political Science
  • Science
Twentieth-century water policies relied on the construction of massive infrastructure in the form of dams, aqueducts, pipelines, and complex centralized treatment plants to meet human demands. These facilities brought tremendous benefits to billions of people, but they also had serious and often unanticipated social, economical, and ecological costs. Many unsolved water problems remain, and past approaches no longer seem sufficient. A transition is under way to a “soft path” that complements… 
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