Water Resources Development and Management

Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes

Editors: Varis, Olli, Tortajada, Cecilia, Biswas, Asit K. (Eds.)

  • Written by the world's leading water experts
  • Analyses the magnitudes of transboundary water problems
  • Objectively reviews management alternatives
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About this book

Water’s role in the nature is very fundamental. As it circulates in the atmosphere, in the rivers, lakes, soil, rock, and in the oceans, it is the major conveyer of va- ous chemical substances and of energy, and it can also be called as the blood of the ecosystems of this planet. But at the same time water is interwoven in the va- ous functions of the nature and the human society in countless ways which makes water one of the most complicated challenges of the mankind today. These ch- lenges call for seeing water in a broad development framework, pressed by a mix of demographic, social, environmental, technological and economic drivers. Human beings are exploiting and enjoying, but at the same time polluting and deteriorating, the waters in various ways and water is equally important to the - man socio-economic system as it is to the nature. It may sound a bit anecdotal to say that water obeys no borders, but that is true; the hydrologic cycle with its r- ers, river basins, lakes, aquifers, rainfalls, oceans, etc., cross administrational b- ders without any passport control. River and lake basins are in most cases very different from the administrational borders that the human beings have set up.

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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)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Management of Transboundary Waters: An Overview

    Biswas, Asit K.

    Pages 1-20

  • The Southern African Hydropolitical Complex

    Turton, Anthony

    Pages 21-79

  • Okavango River Basin

    Scudder, Thayer

    Pages 81-103

  • Water Management in the Jordan River Basin: Towards an Ecosystem Approach

    Al-Jayyousi, Odeh (et al.)

    Pages 105-121

  • Transboundary Cooperation Between Finland and Its Neighbouring Countries

    Kotkasaari, Timo

    Pages 123-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes
Editors
  • Olli Varis
  • Cecilia Tortajada
  • Asit K. Biswas
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74928-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74928-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74926-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09433-0
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 304
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