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Chapter 14 Essentials of water communities and its future perspective

Water Communities

ISBN: 978-1-84950-698-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-699-1

Publication date: 7 June 2010


Water is a very common word for every human and a very common element for every life on earth. But underneath a very common meaning, a critical element and path for life being and existence lay placidly. Through various interactions between human and water, the intrinsic perceptive meaning is developed and varied in different place and time. It can mean life or death, strength or weakness, rich or poor, peace or conflict, and rise or fall. And this perceptive intrinsic meaning can be captured in one mind or extended to or shared with many thoughts. Sharing or extending from one to many or from an individual to an assemblage represent the evolution and development in complexity of relationship or social structure and function among all associates through space and time.


Thaitakoo, D. and Shaw, R. (2010), "Chapter 14 Essentials of water communities and its future perspective", Shaw, R. and Thaitakoo, D. (Ed.) Water Communities (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 263-274.



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