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Water management policy of the city of Seoul

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Title Water management policy of the city of Seoul
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Choi,Young-Jun

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[Seoul, South Korea] : Seoul Solution

Date 2015-07
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Territorial Development < General
Territorial Development < Environment
Government and Law < Governance
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Abstract

The concept of water management has existed since prehistoric times. When states were formed, water management became one of the most important pillars of government power. While water is a resource that people cannot do without, it can also bring irreparable damage. It thus had to be kept in check as well as managed for human use. Reservoirs or embankments would normally be used to maintain water flow but were ineffective as a means to control water during floods (Joongang Daily, 2001). Until modern times, water management was linear in a sense, and its sole purpose was to manage water supply and make the most effective use of it. In other words, people would intervene through social and economic means to utilize and manage the water from the rain that flows into the rivers and lakes, after which the water would once again be released into the ocean. Today, water management has to be cyclic in nature in order to meet increasing demands, not simply due to climate change or economic considerations.