Managing Water Conflict
Asia, Africa and the Middle East
By (author) Ashok Swain
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Managing Water Conflict by Ashok Swain
Book DescriptionCountries are meeting increasing water demand by building reservoirs and by diverting water from one area to another. When the water belongs to an international river system, these measures lead to riparian conflicts. However, water scarcity not only brings conflict to these regions, but also plays its part in building cooperation. In several international river basins in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, competing and disputing riparian countries are now moving towards a co-operative sharing arrangement. The signs of agreements on water sharing may be easy, but the real problem is how to keep these arrangements on track. Such agreements can positively contribute to peace and cooperation by addressing future needs, making sustainable decisions and being progressive in their management. Managing Water Conflict looks at these current stresses and likely future scenarios for this vitally important subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714655666
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Water Security, Hardback (October 2014)View all books by Ashok Swain
The four volumes of this collection broadly outline the debate as it has developed, both from a policy as well as an academic perspective, bringing conceptual clarity as well as providing an account of how the water security discourse has emerged and developed.
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Author Biography - Ashok Swain
Ashok Swain is Associate Professor in the department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden, and serves as director of the Uppsala University programme of International Studies and Co-Ordinator of the Southeast Asian Programme. His research area includes works on environmental conflicts and co-operation, global water issues and democratic development. He has published numerous articles and several monographs on this subject.
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