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Nominated by Oregon State University for a Springer Theses Prize
Includes a thorough literature review on the relationship between international conflict and changes in climate
Numerous case studies are discussed, including the Nile and Helmand River Basins
This study presents a unique way to utilize the existing literature to explain the success of treaties in managing hydrologic stress. Literature-derived core concepts are summarized as seven treaty mechanisms categories (specificity, uncertainty management, enforcement, communications, flexibility, integrativeness, and scale) and are hypothesized as important for shaping the institutional resiliency of a treaty. Treaty design is shown to have a relevant and important role in shaping basin management so that nations may better achieve their goals in a changing climate.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »climate change - transboundary water conflict - transboundary water treaties - water treaties - water treaty design