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Conflict and Cooperation on the Scheldt River Basin : A Case Study of Decision Making on International Scheldt Issues between 1967 and 1997 - Sander V. Meijerink

Conflict and Cooperation on the Scheldt River Basin

A Case Study of Decision Making on International Scheldt Issues between 1967 and 1997

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1999
ISBN: 9780792356509
Number Of Pages: 361

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More than 200 major river basins are shared by two or more countries and, together, these basins account for about 60% of the earth's land area, constituting a significant portion of the world's fresh water resources. They are thus both a significant asset to the nations sharing them, as well as a potential source of conflict. This book presents a generic framework for the analysis of decision making on international river issues. It emphasises the strategic character of the interactions between the basin states and addresses learning and institutionalization processes, taking account of the influence of the context on the decision making process.
The case of the river Scheldt covers negotiations on the Belgian-Dutch water conventions covering a number of international issues relating to the river basins of the Scheldt and the Meuse, such as construction projects aimed at improving the maritime access to the port of Antwerp, the maintenance of the navigation channel in the Western Scheldt, pollution of the waters in the two rivers, and the distribution of water from the Meuse.
The final part of the book contains a typology of strategies for the solution of upstream-downstream problems in international river basins.
Audience: All those interested in international water and environmental management, international negotiations and politics, and public policy.

Introduction, Theory, and Case Study Design
Decision Making on International River Issues
Case Study Design
The Scheldt Case
Context of Decision Making on International Scheldt Issues
Preparation of Three Draft Conventions and a Total Deadlock (1967-1985)
Laborious Negotiations and the Break-Through (1985-1993)
Conclusion and Implementation of the Water Conventions (1993-1997)
Conclusions, Recommendations, and Final Discussion
Solving Upstream-Downstream Problems
Final Discussion
About the author
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ISBN: 9780792356509
ISBN-10: 0792356500
Series: Environment & Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.57