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Volume 54, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 54, 158-163, 1999
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-54-158-1999
© Author(s) 1999. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Geogr. Helv., 54, 158-163, 1999
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-54-158-1999
© Author(s) 1999. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  30 Sep 1999

30 Sep 1999

Regional impacts of environmental and global change : water use in the Valais

E. Wiegandt E. Wiegandt
  • International Environmental Stu¬ dies Unit, Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), University of Geneva, 1 1 A av. de la Paix, 1202 Genève: Institut Universitaire Kurt Bosch, 55, chemin de l'Institut, 1950 Sion, Switzerland

Abstract. This paper provides a brief overview of water resources in the Alps from an economic, social and historical point of view. Based on these considerations, the paper looks into the future use of water under conditions of changing climate and a liberalization of economic markets. A particular focus here is the liberalization of the electricity sector in Switzerland. The examples given here provide material to reflect upon the potential conflicting and convergent issues linking globalization and global change.

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