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Managing Water Conflict: Asia, Africa and the Middle East

By: A Swain

256 pages, 4 maps, 13 tables and 1 line illus

Frank Cass

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #150457 | ISBN: 071465566X
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Countries are meeting increasing water demand by building reservoirs and by diverting water from one area to another. When the water belongs to an international river system, these measures lead to riparian conflicts. However, water scarcity not only brings conflict to these regions, but also plays its part in building cooperation. Managing Water Conflict looks at these current stresses and likely future scenarios for this vitally important subject.


List of maps, tables and figures Preface Acknowledgements 1. Water Scarcity: A threat to security or an incentive to cooperate? 2. South Asia and its large rivers: The Indus, the Mahakali and with special emphasis on the Ganges 3. Rivers in the Middle East and North Africa: The Jordan, the Euphrates-Tigris and with special emphasis on the Nile 4. Southeast Asia and the Mekong River 5. Southern Africa and its Shared Rivers: The Orange, the Limpopo, the Okavango and with special emphasis on the Zamebezi 6. Sustaining Water Agreements and Maturing Cooperation Appendix: Convention on the Law of the non-Navigational Use of International Watercourses, 1997 Bibliography Index

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