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Water : What values ?

By Agathe Euzen and Barbara Morehouse

Abstract

International audienceThe notion that water is an essential resource is now universally accepted and the concept will continue to play an important role in the years to come. But what kind of water are we considering and what values should be attributed to it in function of its origin, its quality and the needs of the person or people who are talking about it? The aim of this paper is to examine different kinds of water, from river water to tap water, rainwater to recycled water, and to analyse the value or values attached to each kind of water in terms of the function of the type of usage attributed to it in various spatio-temporal contexts

Topics: Non-market, Sustainability, Values, Water, [SHS.ENVIR]Humanities and Social Sciences/Environmental studies, [SHS.SCIPO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science, [SHS.ANTHRO-SE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Social Anthropology and ethnology
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2011.10.005
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00659612v1
Provided by: HAL - UPEC / UPEM
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