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dc.contributor.authorLefers, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorMaliva, Robert G.
dc.contributor.authorMissimer, Thomas M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-24T13:08:57Z
dc.date.available2015-11-24T13:08:57Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-12
dc.identifier.citationSeeking a consensus: water management principles from the monotheistic scriptures 2015, 17 (5):984 Water Policy
dc.identifier.issn1366-7017
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/wp.2015.165
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/582602
dc.description.abstractReligious and cultural values related to water use and management are important motivation for many people of the world. Although much has been written related to water management and use in Islam, fewer authors have attempted to evaluate water management through the lens of other religions. The common thread of monotheism, specifically worship of the one God of Abraham, binds together the world's largest two religions (Islam and Christianity). Judaism also falls within this monotheistic group and is especially important in the context of Middle Eastern water management. As agriculture consumes approximately 70% of all fresh water used in the world today, proper management of water within its context is of critical and global importance. This paper presents an effort to build consensus from a monotheistic scripture-based perspective related to water management in agriculture. If greater dialog and agreement about water management can be attained within and among monotheists, complex issues related to transboundary water management, reuse and conservation could be resolved with less conflict, creating a shared overall management vision.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherIWA Publishing
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.iwaponline.com/wp/01705/wp017050984.htm
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Water Policy. ©IWA Publishing 2015. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Water Policy 17 (5):984 2015 10.2166/wp.2015.165 and is available at www.iwapublishing.com.
dc.titleSeeking a consensus: water management principles from the monotheistic scriptures
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalWater Policy
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionSchlumberger Water Services, 1567 Hayley Lane, Suite 202, Fort Myers, FL 33091, USA
dc.contributor.institutionU.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard North, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565, USA.
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personLefers, Ryan
refterms.dateFOA2015-09-13T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2015-10-12
dc.date.published-print2015-10-01


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