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Hydropolitics: Conflicts over Water as a Development Constraint

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Edited By: L Ohlsson

230 pages, figs, maps

Zed Books

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #42224 | ISBN: 1856493326
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Hardback | May 1995 | #42223 | ISBN: 1856493318
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About this book

Addresses two major themes; water availability as a constraint on development, and water scarcity as a source of international conflict with examples from the Nile, Euphrates, Tigris, India, and the Mekong Basin.


The role of water and the origins of conflict, Leif Ohlsson; the Nile - source of life, source of conflict, Jan Hultin; water and the Arab-Israeli conflict, Helena Lindholm; Turkey, Syria and Iraq - a hydropolitical security complex, Michael Schulz; India - the domestic and international politics of water scarcity, Elizabeth Corell and Ashok Swain; southeast Asia - co-operation or conflict over water?, Joakim Ojendal; looming water crisis - new approaches are inevitable, Malin Falkenmark and Jan Lundqvist.

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