Part 1 Implications and resolutions of water resource management issues: introduction, Manas Chatterji; the water sector in the Middle-East - potential conflict resolutions, Saul Arlosoroff; the hydro-political implications of the Oslo agreements - an Israeli perspective, Martin Sherman; water management in the Peoples Republic of China, Weiluo Wang; water resources in China's Yellow River delta, Sam Cole; managing the Nile River - the role of sub-basin co-operation, Ashok Swain. Part 2 Co-operative opportunities and emerging challenges: sustainability and conflict management-towards a co-operative manual, Keith Akva Lehrer; water management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin - emerging challenges for the 21st century, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay; water resources and environmental management, Mohan Munasinghe; some issues related to conflict management of water resources in Nepal, M.M. Sainju; environmental and economic conflicts - lessons from Europe, Allain Sallez; natural resources, diplomacy and security in east Asia, Nagaharu Hayabusa; running out of water, running out of time, Arun P. Elhance; changing approaches to water resource management - the case of the British Columbia Gulf Islands, David G. Banks; the Narmada Project - patterns of trans-state confrontation, co-operation and conflict management, Pravin Sheth; identifying management strategies of common pool regimes - groundwater resources, M. Dinseh Kumar; management of water resources through Panchayati Raj institutions - a case study, Jayant Patil; management of arsenic contaminated groundwater in the Bengal delta plain, P. Bhattacharya, A.B. Mukherjee; water resources and mountain communities, S.K. Mattoo; imperative prospects of Indo-Nepal co-operation for the optimum water resources development of the Kosi basin, T. Prasad; emerging concepts in ecological humanism, Davarat N. Pathak.