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Reaching across the waters. Facing the Risks of Cooperation in International Waters

Reaching across the waters. Facing the Risks of Cooperation in International Waters
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). March 2012
  • This study reviews the experience of cooperation in five international river basins, focusing on the perceptions of risks and opportunities by decision makers in countries responding to a specific prospect of cooperation. For each basin, the analysis is centered on "tipping points," or periods in time when policymakers in the countries involved were faced with a critical decision concerning water cooperation. The use of historical events was used in order to help avoid the risk that the analyses would impact current negotiations or controversies. River basins selected for the analysis were: Eastern Nile, Ganges, Niger, Syr Darya, and Zambezi.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin, Niger River Basin, Nile River Basin, Sir Daria River Basin, Zambezi River Basin
  • Main themes: Negotiation, Perceptions, Risk management, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Watersheds
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Policy makers, Stakeholders, Wetland managers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Lessons learned, Working paper
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