Water Trading: Experiences in and Potential for Developing Countries

by C. Tayaka; Luuk Fleskens

Jun 21, 2012
Existing water policies in many countries fail to adequately address growing threat of water scarcity. Developing countries are more vulnerable to water scarcity given the projected rise in industrial and agricultural development. One solution: Market-based water allocation mechanisms. Sustainable water markets are profitable, equitable and reflect the true value of water with regard to its scarcity, and developed countries like Australia and parts of the United States already have established water markets with varying degrees of success.


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