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Pande, S. (author), Ertsen, M. (author), Sivapalan, M. (author)
The ancient civilization in the Indus Valley civilization dispersed under extreme dry conditions; there are indications that the same holds for many other ancient societies. Even contemporary societies, such as the one in Murrumbidgee river basin in Australia, have started to witness a decline in overall population under increasing water...
journal article 2013
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Pande, S. (author), Ertsen, M. (author), Sivapalan, M. (author)
While the proposed model is a rather simple model of a coupled human–water system, it is shown to be capable of replicating patterns of technological, population, production and consumption per capita changes. The model demonstrates that technological change may indeed ameliorate the effects of increasing water scarcity, but typically it does so...
journal article 2014