Managing and Transforming Water Conflictsby Jerome Delli Priscoli, Aaron T. Wolf
Pub. Date: 02/04/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
What is the one thing that no-one can do without? Water. Where water crosses boundaries – be they economic, legal, political or cultural – the stage is set for disputes between different users trying to safeguard access to a vital resource, while protecting the natural environment. Without strategies to anticipate, address, and mediate between competing… See more details below
What is the one thing that no-one can do without? Water. Where water crosses boundaries – be they economic, legal, political or cultural – the stage is set for disputes between different users trying to safeguard access to a vital resource, while protecting the natural environment. Without strategies to anticipate, address, and mediate between competing users, intractable water conflicts are likely to become more frequent, more intense, and more disruptive around the world. In this book, Delli Priscoli and Wolf investigate the dynamics of water conflict and conflict resolution, from the local to the international. They explore the inexorable links between three facets of conflict management and transformation: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), public participation, and institutional capacity. This practical guide will be invaluable to water management professionals, as well as to researchers and students in engineering, economics, geography, geology, and political science who are involved in any aspects of water management.
Table of Contents
Foreword A. Szöllösi-Nagy; Introduction; 1. Background, trends, and concepts; 2. Water wars, water reality - reframing the debate on transboundary water disputes, hydropolitics, and preventive hydrodiplomacy; 3. Water conflict management - theory and practice; 4. Crafting institutions - law, treaties, and shared benefits; 5. Public participation, institutional capacity, and river basin organisations for managing conflict; 6. Lessons learned - patterns and issues; 7. Water conflict prevention and resolution - where to from here?; Appendix A. 1997 Convention and ILC draft rules on international groundwater; Appendix B. River basin organisations; Appendix C. Case studies of transboundary dispute resolution J. T. Newton; Appendix D. International water pricing - an overview and historic and modern case studies K. M. Anderson and L. J. Gaines; Appendix E. Treaties with groundwater provisions K. Matsumoto; Appendix F. Treaties with water quality provisions M. Giordano; Appendix G. Treaties that delineate water allocations; References; Index.
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