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Paula Hanasz


Paula is a subject matter expert in water security, transboundary water governance, and non-traditional security threats. She has a background in strategic communication and post-conflict environments.


Paula consults on issues of defence, national security and non-traditional security threats.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Water security
    Transboundary water governance
    Water diplomacy


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Water Alternatives

Muddy Waters: International Actors and Transboundary Water Cooperation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Problemshed

Published: May 01, 2017 by Water Alternatives
Authors: Paula Hanasz
Subjects: Area Studies

International initiatives have not been able to improve transboundary water interactions between India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Addressing transboundary water issues is not a priority for the riparian states; there is significant distrust between them and resentment about India’s hydro-hegemony; and bilateral, rather than multilateral, arrangements prevail. These factors make collective action both more urgent and more difficult.

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies

A Little Less Conversation? Track II Dialogue and Transboundary Water Governance

Published: Apr 17, 2017 by Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies
Authors: Paula Hanasz
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

This article considers the advantages and disadvantages of Track II Dialogue in transboundary water governance. It examines the relationship between discursive governance and water justice and analyses the role of the neutral third party facilitator. It also considers to what extent trust and cooperation must be present between riparians for deliberative processes to succeed.

International Journal of Water Governance

Blue Gold for whom? Multi-level games in the development of Himalayan hydropower

Published: Jan 01, 2015 by International Journal of Water Governance
Authors: Paula Hanasz
Subjects: Area Studies, Environment and Sustainability

Both Nepal and Bhutan see the sale of their ‘blue gold’ to energy-hungry India as the key to socio-economic prosperity. Yet the alignment of interests between these three players has not created an even spread of mutual benefits.