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Hydropolitical Vulnerability & Resilience Along International Waters - ASIA

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There is an increasing annual demand for water drawn from Asia’s international rivers for domestic, agricultural, industrial, and environment purposes. As a result, nations sharing river systems, lakes and aquifers are vulnerable to tensions and conflicts, which in many are intensified by climate variation and climate change. Therefore monitoring, predicting and pre-empting transboundary water conflicts will become central issues for future human and environmental security. This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing Asia: a continent with intensively utilized groundwater and surface water resources. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resilencies of Asia’s international waters, including the issues, scale of conflict and cooperation that includes the Jordan River Basin, the West Bank, Mekong and Salween rivers, the Krishna-Godavari and Cauvery Water disputes. This volume is one 5 titles in this special series that includes North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

Price:
USD $40.00
Print ISSN:
9789280730371
Launch:
2009

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