March 27, 2009

Dangerous water policies

In a post about the myth of water wars the GEF Blog quotes Tony Allan:
It is a paradox that the water pessimists are wrong but their pessimism is a very useful political tool [...]. The water optimists are right but their optimism is dangerous because the notion enables politicians to treat water as a low policy priority [...].
Quite the opposite - it is when politicians treat water as a high priority when bad things, such as water scarcity, happen.

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