Soft water path

Soft water path

Soft water path is a term originating in the early 2000s, to define a new approach to water management which emphasizes reduction in water usage and providing adequate water to people in remote sparsely populated areas, and allows for the utilization or reutilization of water of differing quality for differing needs. The companion neologism, 'hard water path' is used in contrast, to describe the more traditional approaches to water management, which relied on developing infrastructure to provide new sources of purified fresh water to populous regions to meet all water needs and wants.

See also

* Hydrology
* Water cycle
* Water resources
* Sanitation
* Sustainable development
* Pacific Institute
* Soft energy path

External links

* [ G. Wolff and P.H. Gleick, "The Soft Path for Water" in The World's Water 2002-2003 (Island Press, Washington D.C., pp. 1-32.]
* [ P.H. Gleick, 2003. "Science", Volume 302, November 28, 2003, pp. 1524-1528.]
* [ P.H. Gleick, 2002. Nature, Volume 418, pg. 373, July 25, 2002.]
* [ Manitoba Water Soft Path 2006.]


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