Rethinking Water Scarcity: The Role of Storage
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 90, Issue 28, pages 237–238, 14 July 2009
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2009), Rethinking Water Scarcity: The Role of Storage, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(28), 237–238, doi:10.1029/2009EO280001.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Water scarcity, in its simplest sense, can be defined as a shortage in the availability of freshwater relative to demand. Freshwater shortages directly affect food security, access to safe drinking water, hygiene and public health, and environmental well-being. Water scarcity can also retard economic development and promote civil strife. Robust measures of water scarcity are therefore required to inform water policy and help allocate resources to mitigate these effects.