Edward B. Barbier is professor of economics and senior scholar in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. He is an internationally recognized expert on environmental policy, and has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous international organizations.
In The Water Paradox, Prof. Barbier draws on evidence from countries across the globe to show the scale of the problem and outlines the policy and management solutions needed to avert this crisis. -John Singleton, Methodist Recorder The Water Paradox is, however, jargon-free and readable, brilliantly detailing both problems and remedies. I hark back to Barbier's words on the fountains of Rome. To learn that 2017 was the first time in 2,000 years that these hydro-engineering marvels were turned off in response to drought provokes tears of sorrow and frustration. We know that it is happening. We do not act. That is the paradox. -Margaret Catley-Carlson, Nature ''Edward Barbier does a fabulous job educating the reader on the state of water in the world and on ways to address associated water-issues. While the book is written for a non-technical audience, it is essential reading for water professionals and policy makers.'' - Ariel Dinar, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of California, Riverside. Barbier is the go-to person on water and water scarcity. This is a comprehensive guide for anyone who cares about one of the most important issues in this century. - Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford and author of Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet clear and compelling... recommended reading for all interested in the pressing issue of water scarcity. - Professor Anil Markandya, Former Scientific Director at the Basque Centre for Climate Change.