Environment & Policy

Conflict and Cooperation on the Scheldt River Basin

A Case Study of Decision Making on International Scheldt Issues between 1967 and 1997

Authors: Meijerink, S.V.

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More than 200 major river basins are shared by two or more countries and, together, these basins account for about 60% of the earth's land area, constituting a significant portion of the world's fresh water resources. They are thus both a significant asset to the nations sharing them, as well as a potential source of conflict. This book presents a generic framework for the analysis of decision making on international river issues. It emphasises the strategic character of the interactions between the basin states and addresses learning and institutionalization processes, taking account of the influence of the context on the decision making process.
The case of the river Scheldt covers negotiations on the Belgian-Dutch water conventions covering a number of international issues relating to the river basins of the Scheldt and the Meuse, such as construction projects aimed at improving the maritime access to the port of Antwerp, the maintenance of the navigation channel in the Western Scheldt, pollution of the waters in the two rivers, and the distribution of water from the Meuse.
The final part of the book contains a typology of strategies for the solution of upstream-downstream problems in international river basins.
Audience: All those interested in international water and environmental management, international negotiations and politics, and public policy.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Meijerink, Sander V.

    Pages 3-12

  • Decision Making on International River Issues

    Meijerink, Sander V.

    Pages 13-44

  • Case Study Design

    Meijerink, Sander V.

    Pages 45-54

  • Context of Decision Making on International Scheldt Issues

    Meijerink, Sander V.

    Pages 57-92

  • Preparation of Three Draft Conventions and a Total Deadlock (1967–1985)

    Meijerink, Sander V.

    Pages 93-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflict and Cooperation on the Scheldt River Basin
Book Subtitle
A Case Study of Decision Making on International Scheldt Issues between 1967 and 1997
Authors
Series Title
Environment & Policy
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9200-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9200-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5650-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5194-3
Series ISSN
1383-5130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 361
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