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Based on an international symposium addressing a key issue in global development, this reference includes both the latest methodologies for and practical examples of effective management of transboundary water resources. Its multidisciplinary approach combines hydrology and environmental science with economic and political approaches, in line with new UNESCO and EU recommendations, which have been formulated and implemented with the active involvement of all three editors.
By providing a theoretical framework as well as abundant case studies from southern Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, this handbook provides hydrologists, geologists, engineers and decision-makers with all the knowledge they need for their daily work.
List of Contributors XXV
1 Introduction and Structure of the Book 1
Part One A Global View 7
2 Transboundary Water Resources Management: Needs for a Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach 9
3 Global Challenges and the European Paradigm 27
Part Two Physical, Environmental and Technical Approaches 87
4 Transboundary Aquifers 89
5 Transboundary Lakes and Rivers 155
Part Three Legal, Socio-Economic and Institutional Approaches 221
6 Legal Approaches 223
7 Socio-Economic and Institutional Approaches 275
Part Four Bridging the Gaps 341
8 Capacity Building and Sharing the Risks/Benefits for Conflict Resolution 343
9 The Thessaloniki Statement 369
Jacques Ganoulis is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He holds a PhD from the University of Toulouse (France) and has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Erlangen (Germany), McGill (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), and Paris VI. He is the coordinator of the UNESCO International Network of Water-Environment Centres for the Balkans (INWEB).
Alice Aureli is the UNESCO Programme Specialist in charge of projects and studies related to aquifer systems and groundwater resources management, based in Paris (France). She graduated from the University of Catania (Italy) and obtained her postgraduate diploma in Hydrogeology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). She obtained her PhD degree in geochemistry from the University of Palermo in 1988.
Jean Fried manages the UNESCO-IHP ISARM project on transboundary groundwater education and training. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California at Irvine (USA).