This volume describes various scenarios of conflict and cooperation over water resources among stakeholders in a variety of settings. It discusses treaty making over international rivers, bilateral cooperation on river development between South Africa and Lesotho, the political economy of water supply in the Pacific Island region, the establishment of the Mekong River Commission in Southeast Asia, comparative river basin management in the United States and South Korea, and the International Joint Commission formed by Canada and the United States to resolve boundary water conflicts. The book also explores national domestic conflicts over water resources in Bangladesh and China, Cold War hydropolitics in Southern Africa, water management conflicts in the Niger River Basin of West Africa, and water as commodity and source of conflict in Australia.
Introduction, V.I. Grover
Water Wars? Conflict, Cooperation, and Negotiation over Transboundary Water, Shlomi Dinar
Conflicts in Shared River Basins, Nils Petter Gleditsch et al.
Water Conflicts in China, Desheng Hu
Disputes over Water, Natural Resources and Human Security in Bangladesh: Towards a Conflict Analysis Framework, Irna van der Molen
The Hydropolitics of Cooperation: South Africa during the Cold War, Anthony Turton
Competition for Limited Water Resources in Botswana, Umoh T. Umoh et al.
Water Conflict in West Africa: The Niger River Basin Experience, Umoh T. Umoh et al.
River Development and Bilateral Cooperation: Lesotho Highlands Water Project Case Study, Naho Mirumachi
Water: An Essential Commodity and Yet a Potential Source of Conflict with Special Reference to Australia, Syed U. Hussainy and S. Kumar
Comparisons between Continents
Enhancing Sustainability in River Basin Management through Conflict Resolution: Comparative Analysis from the U.S. and South Korea, Young-Doo Wang et al.
International Joint Commission: A Model of Cooperation in the Great Lakes Region, V.I. Grover and Haseen Khan
Water in the Pacific Islands: Case Studies from Fiji and Kiribati, Eberhard Weber