Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Resolution: Theory, Practice, and Annotated References

Synopsis

Water ignores political boundaries and its natural management unit, the watershed, strains institutional and legal controls, leasing to competing claims for its use, This book is a comprehensive review of the literature on managing conflicts relating to water quantity and quality problems. Case studies of transboundary dispute resolution include the Danube, Euphrates, Jordan, Ganges, Indus, and Mekong rivers; the Nile Waters Agreement; the Plata basin; the Aral sea; and the Lesotho Highlands water project.