The Water Security Discourse and Its Main Actors

  title={The Water Security Discourse and Its Main Actors},
  author={Robert G. Varady and Tamee R. Albrecht and Chad Staddon and Andrea K. Gerlak and Adriana A. Zu{\~n}iga-Ter{\'a}n},
This is a chapter about the advent and adoption by water scholars of a new term, “water security.” How did this term appear, how is it defined, in which settings does it apply, what are its different facets and interpretations? Has it impacted water management and if so, how? The authors explore the discourse surrounding this term and the persons and institutions that have found it useful, channeled it, challenged it, and popularized it over the past century. 
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  • Political Science
    International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
  • 2015
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