Transboundary rivers and lakes are often the remaining new sources of water that can be developed for human uses. These water sources were not utilised in the past because of the complexities associated with their development and management. However, as water scarcity increases, there are increasing social, economic and political pressures to utilise such water sources. This unique and authoritative book analyses the magnitudes of the transboundary water problems in different parts of the world, difficulties and constraints faced to resolve these problems, and successes and shortcomings to manage them. Written and edited by the world's leading water and legal experts, this authoritative book analyses the present situations, both globally and in case specific basins, and objectively reviews what management alternatives have worked and not worked, and the reasons why.
1. Management of Transboundary Water Bodies: An Overview, by Asit K. Biswas.- 2. The Southern African Hydropolitical Complex, by Anthony Turton.- 3. Okavango River Basin, by Thayer Scudder.- 4. Water Management in the Jordan River Basin: Towards an Ecosystem Approach, by Odeh Al-Jayyousi and Ger Bergkamp.- 5. Transboundary Cooperation between Finland and its Neighbouring Countries, by Timo Kotkasaari.- 6. Management of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna System: Way Forward, by Asit K. Biswas.- 7. Indus Waters and the 1960 Treaty between India and Pakistan, by Chandrakant D. Thatte.- 8. Mekong: IWRM and Institutions, by Katri Mehtonen, Marko Keskinen and Olli Varis.- 9. Upstream Superpower: China's International Rivers, by James E. Nickum.- 10. Management of the North American Great Lakes, by Marcia Valiante.- 11. Rio de la Plata River Basin: Path towards Basin Institutions, by Lilian del Castillo Laborde.- Subject Index.
From the reviews: "A welcome development that by the efforts of the Helsinki University of Technology and the Third World Centre for Water Management (with intellectual support of the International Water Resources Association), Springer has brought out a book on the Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes. It is based on many invited papers presented and discussed at an international workshop held in Espoo, Finland in August 2005." (Water Resources Development, Vol. 24 (4), December, 2008)