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Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes : Water Resources Development and Management - Olli Varis

Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes

Water Resources Development and Management

By: Olli Varis (Editor), Cecilia Tortajada (Editor), Asit K. Biswas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2008
ISBN: 9783540749264
Number Of Pages: 304

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Transboundary rivers and lakes are often the remaining new sources of water that can be developed for human uses. These water sources were not used in the past because of the many complexities involved. Written and edited by the world's leading water and legal experts, this unique and authoritative book analyses the magnitudes of the transboundary water problems in different parts of the world. It also examines difficulties and constraints faced to resolve these problems.

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"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)

List of Contributorsp. XIX
Management of Transboundary Waters: An Overviewp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Importance of Transboundary Watersp. 3
Magnitude and Distribution of Transboundary Watersp. 6
Complexities of Managing Transboundary Watersp. 8
Roles Played by International Organizationsp. 9
Legal Regimes for Managing Transboundary Waters: An Analysisp. 12
Future Implications of the UN Conventionp. 14
Conclusionsp. 17
Acronymsp. 18
Referencesp. 18
Ratification Status of the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercoursesp. 19
The Southern African Hydropolitical Complexp. 21
Introductionp. 21
The Oregon Schoolp. 22
The Maryland Schoolp. 27
The Oslo Schoolp. 30
Pulling It All Together: The Tshwane Schoolp. 33
The Southern African Hydropolitical Complex as a Conceptp. 35
The Incomati River: A Pivotal Basin in the SAHPCp. 39
The Cunene River: An Impacted Basin in the SAHPCp. 42
The Limpopo River: A Pivotal Basin in the SAHPCp. 47
The Okavango/Makgadikgadi River: An Impacted Basin in the SAHPCp. 51
The Orange River: A Pivotal Basin in the SAHPCp. 54
The Zambezi River: An Impacted Basin in the SAHPCp. 57
Conclusionp. 62
Acknowledgementsp. 65
Acronymsp. 65
Referencesp. 67
Okavango River Basinp. 81
Introductionp. 81
Constraintsp. 85
Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM)p. 96
Suggestions on the Way Forwardp. 98
Acknowledgementsp. 101
Acronymsp. 101
Referencesp. 101
Water Management in the Jordan River Basin: Towards an Ecosystem Approachp. 105
Introductionp. 105
Water Allocations along the Jordan River: A Historical Perspectivep. 106
Principles for Allocations of Water in Shared Drainage Basinsp. 112
The Institutional Imperative of the Jordan River Basinp. 114
Towards an Ecosystem Approach for the Jordan River Basinp. 115
Conclusions and Lessons Learnedp. 119
Referencesp. 120
Transboundary Cooperation Between Finland and Its Neighbouring Countriesp. 123
Introductionp. 123
Finland's Cooperation with Swedenp. 130
Finland's Cooperation with Norwayp. 132
The Frontier Watercourse Agreement Between Finland and Russiap. 133
Conclusions and Future Challengesp. 138
Referencesp. 140
Management of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna System: Way Forwardp. 143
Introductionp. 143
Partnerships for Regional Developmentp. 144
Acronymsp. 163
Referencesp. 163
Indus Waters and the 1960 Treaty Between India and Pakistanp. 165
Introductionp. 165
The Indus River Basinp. 165
Irrigation Up to the Twentieth Centuryp. 176
Developments Until the Independence and Partition in 1947p. 177
Indus Basin Development from 1947 to 1960p. 183
The Indus Water Treaty, 1960 and Afterp. 187
Implementation of the IWTp. 195
Baglihar Hydroelectric Projectp. 198
Summing-upp. 201
Acknowledgementsp. 206
Referencesp. 206
The Mekong: IWRM and Institutionsp. 207
Introductionp. 207
IWRM, Rivers and Institutionsp. 208
Mekong River and Its Developmentp. 209
Regional Institutions in the Mekong Basinp. 212
Institutional Cooperationp. 218
Lessons Learnedp. 219
Conclusions: IWRM as an Approach, Not as a Goalp. 221
Acknowledgementsp. 223
Acronymsp. 223
Referencesp. 224
The Upstream Superpower: China's International Riversp. 227
Introductionp. 227
Geographyp. 229
History and Sovereigntyp. 231
Borders as Buffer Zonesp. 234
China's Other Border Riversp. 236
Current Issues: A Chinese Checklistp. 240
Implications and Lessons for the Futurep. 241
Acknowledgementsp. 242
Referencesp. 242
Management of the North American Great Lakesp. 245
Introductionp. 245
Evolution of Great Lakes Governancep. 250
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Great Lakes Governance Regimep. 257
Looking to the Futurep. 263
Conclusionp. 264
Acronymsp. 265
Referencesp. 266
The Rio de la Plata River Basin: The Path Towards Basin Institutionsp. 269
Introductionp. 269
Building a Basin Institutional Frameworkp. 272
The Rio de la Plata Basin Satellite Understandingsp. 278
International Programmes with International and Regional Organizationsp. 284
A Fresh Approachp. 286
Acronymsp. 288
Referencesp. 288
Annexp. 290
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9783540749264
ISBN-10: 3540749268
Series: Water Resources Development and Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.65