What Implications Does Economic Progress Have for Water?

Gross domestic products (GDPs) are expected to increase worldwide. This, coupled with growing populations, means that demand for food, energy and other goods and services will also increase. What are the implications for water and land resources? And what are the options for “”de-coupling”” – i.e. increasing GDP without increasing the pressure placed on land and water resources?

Published in Water Front Magazine No. 1 2007.