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Alain Vidal responds to IFAD Director of Policy and Technical Advisory Division, Adolfo Brizzi’s recent suggestion that water markets could be the next big investment opportunity. At the heart of this issue are two fundamental questions: Is water an economic and, therefore, a tradable good? Are water markets the best solution for a future where demand for water is only increasing?

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The Cañete River Basin has been internationally recognized for its importance in regulating water flow and conserving biological diversity. Communities throughout the basin depend on its water for their livelihoods, but inequality in the distribution of benefits from the basin has motivated the Peruvian government to consider methods to improve equity.

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