The hypothesis of a rebound effect as a consequence of water saving investments is taken analogically from the Jevons paradox models in energy economics. The European Commission EC alert about the consequences in water stressed regions that are investing heavily in modernization of irrigation networks and systems. This paper reviews the literature, linking water savings with water diversion and water depletion, both from theoretical models and empirical evidence from the published research. The results of the case study illustrates the conditions that may avoid rebound effect, although the results of the available empirical evidence and the published theoretical research are diverse and lead to contradictory results. Further research is therefore needed to determine the causes and solutions of water saving investment impacts and the possible speculative rebound effect.
Review of Literature - Energy Conservation - Dr. Darrin Lew
Pollution and human impact has been wrongfully hurting West Indian Manatees The manatee is a big sea mammal that is also known as the sea cow. The manatees weigh about lbs and are nearly 8. The West Indian manatee lives in the warm waters off the coast of Florida. The West Indian manatee was placed on the endangered species list in , the manatee has recently been moved to the threatened list due to the many people gathering together and to help and save the manatees. The reason the West Indian manatee was endangered in the first place was because of human impact and the pollution they have put into their environment. If offshore drilling continues the oceans will only become more dangerous polluted and have a negative effect on marine life.
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Water scarcity is one of the most critical issues facing agriculture today. To understand how people manage the risk of water scarcity and growing pressures of increased climate variability, exploring perceptions of risk and how these perceptions feed into response behaviour and willingness to adapt is critical. This paper revisits existing frameworks that conceptualise perceptions of environmental risk and decision-making, and uses empirical evidence from an in-depth study conducted in Rajasthan, India, to emphasise how individual and collective memories, and experience of past extreme events shape current definitions and future expectations of climatic risks.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The West's water needs are changing. Rapidly increasing economic and population growth in urban areas has generated corresponding increases in demand for augmentation of water supplies.