International water security : domestic threats and opportunities

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  • Creator edited by Nevelina I. Pachova, Mikiyasu Nakayama and Libor Jansky
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9789280811506, 9280811509
  • OCLC ocn185691240


  • Water is essential for all aspects of life. Managing water is a challenging task, particularly in shared water basins that host more than half of the world's population. This book explores threats and opportunities through the presentation of case studies that analyze the multi-faceted and dynamic nature of the interplay between domestic and international water security. A range of past, on-going and emerging international water disputes from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe are examined (India/Pakistan; Lesotho; Danube; China; Cambodia; Mekong; Lake Chad; Sudan/Nile; Thailand/Burma/Salween; Aral Sea; Euphrates-Tigris; Okavango). Well-known cases are revisited from new perspectives while new approaches are suggested as analytical frameworks and practical tools for understanding and coping with emerging security threats.--Publisher's description.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • pt. 1. Treaties and institutions -- pt. 2. Emerging security threats -- pt. 3. Opportunities for cooperation -- pt. 4. Conclusions
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