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Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks / Edition 1

Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781617261039
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/21/2012
Series: RFF Press Water Policy Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shafiqul Islam is the first Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow in Engineering and Professor of Water Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the Director of the Water Diplomacy Initiative. His research group—a diverse network of national and international partners—integrates theory and practice to create actionable water knowledge He has published over 100 refereed journal and other publications.

Lawrence E. Susskind is Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served on the faculty for 40 years. He is also Vice-Chair for Instruction at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, which he helped found in 1982, and where he heads the MIT–Harvard Public Disputes Program, and teaches advanced negotiation courses. In 1993, Susskind created the Consensus Building Institute.

Table of Contents

1. A Water Management Fable for All Time. 2. Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Water Management. 3. Understanding and Characterizing Complex Water Management Networks. 4. Addressing Complex Water Management Problems. 5. A Non-Zero Sum Approach to Water Negotiations (From Competition to Value Creation). 6. The Practice of Water Diplomacy in a Nutshell. 7. The Indopotamia Role Play Simulation.

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RamAviram More than 1 year ago
"Water Diplomacy" is a meaningful name for a book which gives a theoretical guidance to water networks while shading light on their complexity and at the same time a practical tool kit for diplomacy as the art of negotiations in the service of cross-boundary water interactions. Both facets are based on the background of deep science and vast practical experience of the writers and are essential elements in any decision making and strategy design on the road to effective management of cross-boundary water resources. While future readers will play the role play simulation game called Indopotamia they will be able to integrate and practice their conceptual understandings of the multi-layers of cross-boundary water management. As a Water Diplomat with more than twenty years of experience of navigation in the troubled water of the Middle East the book is providing me and many others in this field a framework to “think and act” in an otherwise chaotic atmosphere of water conflicts. Ambassador (Ret) Ram Aviram is the lead consultant of "BIT –Consultancy, water beyond boundaries". He was the Head of Israel’s negotiating team on water issues within the framework of the multi-lateral peace process.