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This report reviews various conceptualizations of river basin development that can be found in the literature on water resources.  It then shows that distinguishing between several categories of water sources, instead of considering them as a whole, provides additional insight into how water resources are put into use and are controlled.  The report proposes a disaggregated view of different categories of water (rainwater, steam water, regulated surface water and underground water), allowing for a better understanding of how the acutal and potential use of the different sources of water relate to each other, and of the scope for improvement.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: IWMI
  • ISBN-10: 9290905247
  • Dewey Decimal: 333.916
  • ECHO Library: 333.916 IWM