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Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis

Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC). November 2014
  • This report outlines current theories about why international water cooperation occurs and subsequently matches these theories with the identified factors that lead to cooperative events. Section 1 provides an overview of the report and the theoretical background on cooperation over transboundary aquifers by describing the transboundary aquifers of the world, summarizing current theories of cooperative water resources management, and generally describing instances of cooperation and conflict over transboundary aquifers. Section 2 extrapolates enabling factors from observed cases of transboundary aquifer cooperation and accounts for the context in which the cooperation occurred. Section 3 identifies trends in the presence of enabling factors such as geographic trends, trends in physical extent, and temporal trends. Section 4 discusses the correlation between enabling factors and the intensity of cooperative interactions. Section 5 presents conclusions and recommendations along with implications for'good practices' in transboundary groundwater management.
  • Geographical coverage: Global, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mali, Mauritania , Mexico , Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania (United Republic of), Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , Tunisia, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Viet Nam
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Groundwater, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water security
  • Main target audience: Governments, International community, International organizations, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Global report, Good practices, Recommendations
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Published in 2015