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Natural Resource Management and Policy

Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources

Editors: Just, Richard E., Netanyahu, Sinaia (Eds.)

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This book demonstrates what the discipline of economics has to offer as support for analyzing cooperation on management of trans-boundary water resources. It also considers what the discipline of economics has to acquire to become a more effective contributor to trans-boundary water resource management given political, legal, social, physical, scientific, and ecological realities. This book has its genesis in a symposium of the International Water and Resource Economics Consortium held at Annapolis, Maryland, April 13-16, 1997. The symposium was organized by the editors and the book contains papers presented at the symposium with subsequent revisions. The symposium brought together both economists and agency management personnel for the purpose of discussing not only how economic tools apply to trans-boundary water management, but also of identifying the obstacles to making such tools useful and informative to politicians and negotiators in public decision making roles. INTERNATIONAL VERSUS DOMESTIC TRANS-BOUNDARY PROBLEMS Trans-boundary water problems arise in many dimensions. The two most important types of problems emphasized in this book are international and domestic interstate or interregional problems. Cooperation on international problems is especially difficult because enforcement must be voluntary given the sovereignty of nations and the absence of an effective legal enforcement mechanism. Agreements must be sustainable and self-enforced if they are to have lasting benefits. Every negotiating country must be convinced it will receive benefits before it gives its consent to cooperation. In the absence of enforceable agreements, trans-boundary (i. e.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • International Water Resource Conflicts: Experience and Potential

    Just, Richard E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Potential for Sustainability and Self-Enforcement of Trans-Boundary Water Agreements

    Frisvold, George (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Bargaining Over Shared Aquifers: The Case of Israel and the Palestinians

    Netanyahu, Sinaia (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • Facilitating International Agreements Through an Interconnected Game Approach: The Case of River Basins

    Bennett, Lynne L. (et al.)

    Pages 61-85

  • Internal Water Disputes: Causes and Solutions

    Zilberman, David (et al.)

    Pages 89-107

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources
Editors
  • Richard E. Just
  • Sinaia Netanyahu
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5649-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5649-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8106-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7585-2
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 432
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