Managing and Transforming Water Conflicts by Jerome Delli PriscoliManaging and Transforming Water Conflicts by Jerome Delli Priscoli

Managing and Transforming Water Conflicts

byJerome Delli Priscoli, Aaron T. Wolf

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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What is the one thing that no-one can do without? Water. Where water crosses boundaries - be they economic, legal, political or cultural - the stage is set for disputes between different users trying to safeguard access to a vital resource, while protecting the natural environment. Without strategies to anticipate, address, and mediate between competing users, intractable water conflicts are likely to become more frequent, more intense, and more disruptive around the world. In this book, Delli Priscoli and Wolf investigate the dynamics of water conflict and conflict resolution, from the local to the international. They explore the inexorable links between three facets of conflict management and transformation: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), public participation, and institutional capacity. This practical guide will be invaluable to water management professionals, as well as to researchers and students in engineering, economics, geography, geology, and political science who are involved in any aspects of water management.
Title:Managing and Transforming Water ConflictsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 11.02 × 8.27 × 0.79 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521129974

ISBN - 13:9780521129978


Table of Contents

Foreword A. Szöllösi-Nagy; Introduction; 1. Background, trends, and concepts; 2. Water wars, water reality - reframing the debate on transboundary water disputes, hydropolitics, and preventive hydrodiplomacy; 3. Water conflict management - theory and practice; 4. Crafting institutions - law, treaties, and shared benefits; 5. Public participation, institutional capacity, and river basin organisations for managing conflict; 6. Lessons learned - patterns and issues; 7. Water conflict prevention and resolution - where to from here?; Appendix A. 1997 Convention and ILC draft rules on international groundwater; Appendix B. River basin organisations; Appendix C. Case studies of transboundary dispute resolution J. T. Newton; Appendix D. International water pricing - an overview and historic and modern case studies K. M. Anderson and L. J. Gaines; Appendix E. Treaties with groundwater provisions K. Matsumoto; Appendix F. Treaties with water quality provisions M. Giordano; Appendix G. Treaties that delineate water allocations; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'Uncertainties generated by global changes in general and climate variability and change in particular will attract the attention of professionals and politicians of the water sector to the issue of transboundary water resources management. This book is a superb contribution to a better understanding of the complex task of managing transboundary water resources. It gives a clear and balanced view of water disputes in different parts of the world in an excellent historical context. The book is written in a language that is amenable to different audiences, from graduate students to senior policy makers. I sincerely recommend its reading.' Ben Braga, Vice-President of the World Water Council, President of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrologic Program, UNESCO