Water at the Crossroads

IIASA Director General Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat calls for a long-term systems approach to water research, and new partnerships with developing countries aimed at increasing education and cooperation.

Pavel Kabat © IIASA

Pavel Kabat

In an interview with Nature Climate Change, IIASA Director General Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat calls for a long-term systems approach to water research, and new partnerships with developing countries aimed at increasing education and cooperation.

"Water is much more valuable than oil; there are alternatives to oil, but there are no alternatives to water,” says Kabat in "Water at the Crossroads." 

In the article, published in the November issue of Nature Climate Change, Kabat discusses the key challenges for water resources worldwide, as population increases and climate change starts to have greater impacts.

The full interview on the Nature Climate Change was published in March 2013.

References

[1] Kabat P (2013). Water at a crossroads. Interview in Nature Climate Change 3, 1–12 (2013). doi:10.1038/nclimate1780.



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