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The Emergency Management Measures for the Water Shortage by Climate Change

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2010, 6(2), pp.198-213
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Park Dong Kyun 1 Haengjun Lee 2

1대구한의대학교
2한국행정연구원

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Water is becoming scarcer and scarcer, not only on the Korean Peninsula, but also across the globe, due to climate change. Water has already emerged a source of growth and development. Some peoples call water ‘blue gold’ comparable to ‘black gold’, or crude oil. Many global corporations are rushing to a ‘water war’ to make money, while a number of people are suffering from drought and a lack of water. The water shortage is a common global problem. Demand for water is expected to double in 35 years, but it is inevitable that the problem will exacerbate. About 550 million people currently live in countries undergoing water shortages. In Korea, residents in some parts of the country are grappling with drought. There are about 120,000 people suffering from water shortages in the nation. In this contexts, this study suggested the measures for the solution of the water shortage in Korea. The first, it is inevitable to devise a long-term plan to maximize the efficient management and use of water. Second, it is urgent to establish a better water service system to prevent a looming water crisis. Finally, water conservation campaign is required to change citizen's way of living and avoid the waste of water. The aim of campaign is to reduce the amount of water we all use at home and at work. The key to water efficiency is reducing waste not restricting use.

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