Non-climatic Challenges to Water in the Linear Economy

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


There are a variety of major, long-term non-climatic challenges to managing water in the linear economy including population growth and rapid urbanisation, economic growth and rising income levels, more stringent environmental legislation, the water-energy and water-food nexus, ageing infrastructure, and changing customer expectations.


Resource scarcity Water scarcity Environmental degradation Water-energy Water-food 


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

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