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Publication Detail
Alaska's Freshwater Resources: Issues Affecting Local and International Interests
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Altaweel M, Alessa L, Kliskey A, Bone C, Schnabel W, Stevenson K
  • Publisher:
    WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
  • Publication date:
    02/2011
  • Pagination:
    143, 157
  • Journal:
    J AM WATER RESOUR AS
  • Volume:
    47
  • Issue:
    1
  • Status:
    Published
  • Print ISSN:
    1093-474X
  • Language:
    EN
  • Keywords:
    social-ecological, water use, climate change, resource development, water markets, CLIMATE-CHANGE, RESPIRATORY-TRACT, MARKETS, DEGRADATION, TEMPERATURE, GROUNDWATER, PERMAFROST, FAIRBANKS, TRANSPORT, AMERICA
Abstract
The State of Alaska faces a broad range of freshwater challenges including limited resource access in rural communities, increasing freshwater use, and a pressing need to better understand and prepare for climate-driven change. Despite these significant issues, Alaska is relatively water-rich and far more equipped to address its water resource concerns compared with other regions of the world. Globally, simultaneous and rapid water stresses have influenced and complicated conflicts and are motivating nations to develop markets and trade as one of the primary means to manage their needs for this resource. This paper presents these interacting issues in the context of Alaska's relationship with a world undergoing significant social and ecological changes that affect freshwater supplies. We present the challenges faced by Alaska in the context of a larger global perspective, and briefly explore the relative effects these issues have on local, regional, and global scales. We present the argument that Alaska needs to develop more robust institutions and policies that can alleviate both household concerns and ensure that Alaska plays a significant role in the international freshwater arena for its long-term resilience.
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