Accessible fresh water (potable water) represents a miniscule portion of all of the water on earth. If the quantity and quality of this water deteriorate to a level that is insufficient for life sustaining purposes, the natural process of purification through the earth’s connected lakes, rivers, streams, and underground aquifer systems can take centuries or millennia to recharge. As we face ever-increasing demands on both water and energy production, these limits pose a real cause for concern.
About the author
Dr. Deborah Jarvie is a faculty member in the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, where she holds the CGA Faculty Fellowship in Accounting. Deborah has a PhD from the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University, an MSc in Management Studies and a BMgt in Accounting from the University of Lethbridge, a Professional Certificate in Watershed Management from Michigan State University, and she is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA). Her research interests include environmental tax policy, socio-ecological and economic systems, the water-energy-food nexus, and systems science. Deborah’s PhD studied the role of environmental tax policy in innovation for groundwater resilience.
26 March 2018
The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI)
Crawford School of Public Policy and ANU College of Asia & The Pacific
Australian National University