• Robert C. Brears
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)


This book discusses how the development of the circular water economy, which mitigates emissions and enhances resilience to climate change, can be guided by innovative policies that encourage the reducing of water consumption, reusing and recycling of water, and recovery of materials from wastewater.


Circular economy Linear economy Resource scarcity Climate change 


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  3. Goodwin, Neva, Jonathan Harris, Julie A. Nelson, Brian Roach, and Mariano Torras. Microeconomics in Context. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2013.Google Scholar
  4. World Economic Forum. “Towards the Circular Economy: Accelerating the Scale-Up Across Global Supply Chains.” (2014).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
    • 1
  1. 1.Our Future WaterChristchurchNew Zealand

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