The Water Dissensus – A Water Alternatives Forum

"How could anything non-controversial be of intellectual interest to grown-ups?" (Edward Abbey) This Forum is intended to provide space for critical debates and discussions about water issues. Existing dissensus, or antagonistic values and points of view, can be turned into a learning opportunity for the benefit of all and give way to reasoned debates that have the potential both to further understanding of complex water issues and to generate new ideas.

Chris Perry originally qualified as an engineer before he studied economics (PhD, University of Stirling, 1976). He worked for World Bank for more than twenty years, allmost entirely on irrigation and water resources topics, spending ten of those years in India. After the World Bank, he was at the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka for five years, from whence he “retired” but he’s still busy, having been an Editor of the Journal of Agricultural Water Management for five years, and continuing to work on other research and projects.

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