This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 242
  • Course:
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Transboundary Waters: Conflict and Cooperation
  • Stream: Economics
  • Description:

    Introduction to Transboundary waters: water as an international issue, the water war debate, asymmetric endowment; Conflict, Cooperation and Power: coexisting conflict and cooperation, issue of sovereignty, riparian position and externalities, soft and hard power, power asymmetry and hydro hegemon, confronting power; Analyzing Transboundary Water Interaction: the framework of hydro hegemony, TWINS framework, principles of benefit sharing; International Water Laws: concept and evolution, absolute territorial theories and limited territorial sovereignty, UN convention on transboundary waters, role of treaties, bilateral vs. multilateral treaties; Water diplomacy: multi-track water diplomacy, platforms for dialogues and negotiations; Case Studies of Transboundary Water Management Initiatives: the case of Nile, Senegal, Indus, Ganges, Jordan and Mekong River Basin.

  • Course References:

    Naho Mirumachi, Transboundary Water Politics in Developing World, Routledge, 2015. ^$^Christina Leb, Cooperation in the Law of Transboundary Water Resources, University Press, Cambridge, 2013. ^$^Anton Earle, Transboundary Water Management: Principles and Practice, Routledge, 2010. ^$^Aaron Wolf, Regional Water Cooperation as Confidence Building: Water Management as a Strategy for Peace, Adelphi Research, 2006.