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Just Add Water: Solving the World's Problems Using its Most Precious Resource

Rhett B. Larson


Scientists have long been searching for a unified field theory—one answer to all of the questions about the physical universe. In Just Add Water: Solving the World’s Problems Using Its Most Precious Resource, I take a similar approach to social policy questions. What if we could find a unified social policy theory—the answer to every question, from how to prevent war to how to promote gender equality? Nearly all of our most serious global challenges are complex, multifaceted “wicked problems.” But perhaps the first step in solving wicked problems as seemingly distinct as racism and disease epi ... More

Keywords: water, law, sustainability, conflict, international, water security, immigration, epidemics, innovation, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190948009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190948009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhett B. Larson, author
Richard Morrison Fellow in Water Law and Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law