International Water Security: Domestic Threats and Opportunities

International Water Security: Domestic Threats and Opportunities

by Nevelina I. Pachova
     
 

Managing water is a challenging task, particularly in the shared water basins that host more than half of the world's population. National sovereignty and security considerations have long constrained the reasonable, equitable, and sustainable use of international water courses. With democratization and globalization on the rise, domestic actors have an

Overview

Managing water is a challenging task, particularly in the shared water basins that host more than half of the world's population. National sovereignty and security considerations have long constrained the reasonable, equitable, and sustainable use of international water courses. With democratization and globalization on the rise, domestic actors have an increasingly important role to play in national decisionmaking and traditional foreign policy debates. This change entails new threats but also presents new opportunities for ensuring international water security. This volume explores both these threats and opportunities. Using case studies, the authors analyze the multifaceted and dynamic nature of the interplay between domestic and international water security. The book examines a range of past, ongoing, and emerging international water disputes from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Well-known cases are revisited from new perspectives while new approaches are suggested as analytical frameworks and practical tools for understanding and coping with emerging security threats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280811506
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Nevelina I. Pachova is program associate at the United Nations University's Vice Rectorate in Europe. Mikiyasu Nakayama is professor of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo. Libor Jansky is senior academic program officer at the United Nations University's Vice Rectorate in Europe.

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