Overview and Trends in the International Water Market
Water Resource Development and Management
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Piper, R. T. 2005. Overview and Trends in the International Water Market. Water Encyclopedia. 2:568–570.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
The term “water market” is a slippery concept. Like water, the term water market is free flowing and can take a variety of forms, depending on the cultural environment and who invokes the term. In “The Importance of Getting Names Right: The Myth of Markets for Water,” Joseph Dellapenna argues for greater precision when using the language of water markets. Consequently, when we speak of water markets, we need to identify specifically the rules that governments employ and the roles that governments play in defining, divesting, and defending water markets. In most geographic settings, water markets do not exist without some formal role for government administration.
- Stockholm Water Symposium;
- World Bank