Water and economic development : The role of variability and a framework for resilience

  title={Water and economic development : The role of variability and a framework for resilience},
  author={C. Brown and Upmanu Lall},
  journal={Natural Resources Forum},
  • C. Brown, Upmanu Lall
  • Published 2006
  • Geography
  • Natural Resources Forum
  • The article advances the hypothesis that the seasonal and inter-annual variability of rainfall is a significant and measurable factor in the economic development of nations. An analysis of global datasets reveals a statistically significant relationship between greater rainfall variability and lower per capita GDP. Having established this correlation, we construct a water resources development index that highlights areas that have the greatest need for storage infrastructure to mitigate the… CONTINUE READING
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