Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Based on an international symposium addressing a key issue in global development, this reference includes both the latest methodologies for and practical examples of effective management of transboundary water resources. Its multidisciplinary approach combines hydrology and environmental science with economic and political approaches, in line with new UNESCO and EU recommendations, which have been formulated and implemented with the active involvement of all three editors.
By providing a theoretical framework as well as abundant case studies from southern Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, this handbook provides hydrologists, geologists, engineers and decision-makers with all the knowledge they need for their daily work.

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ISBN-13: 9783527636662
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 417
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Jacques Ganoulis is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He holds a PhD from the University of Toulouse (France) and has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Erlangen (Germany), McGill (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), and Paris VI. He is the coordinator of the UNESCO International Network of Water-Environment Centres for the Balkans (INWEB).

Alice Aureli is the UNESCO Programme Specialist in charge of projects and studies related to aquifer systems and groundwater resources management, based in Paris (France). She graduated from the University of Catania (Italy) and obtained her postgraduate diploma in Hydrogeology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). She obtained her PhD degree in geochemistry from the University of Palermo in 1988.

Jean Fried manages the UNESCO-IHP ISARM project on transboundary groundwater education and training. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California at Irvine (USA).

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Table of Contents


Part I -
A Global View
Part II -
Physical, Environmental and Technical Approaches
Part III -
Legal, Socio-Economic and Institutional Approaches
Part IV -
Bridging the Gaps

PART I: A Global View

Assessment and Management of Transboundary Waters
The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Process
Capacity Building and Human Potential: The Role of Education

Towards Integrated Management of Transboundary River Basins over the World
Antarctic Subglacial Lakes and Waters: The Challenge to Protect a Hidden Resource
Progressive Development of International Groundwater Law: Awareness and Cooperation
The Role of Key International Water Treaties in the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity
The European Union Water Framework Directive, a Driving Force for Shared Water Resources Management
Transfer of Integrated Water Resources Management Principles to Non-European Union Transboundary River Basins
Implementation of the Water Framework Directive Concepts at the Frontiers of Europe for Transboundary Water Resources Management
Implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive in Non-EU Countries: Serbia in the Danube River Basin
Basic Problems and Prerequisites Regarding Transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management in South East Europe: The Case of the River Evros/Maritza/Meric

PART II: Physical, Environmental and Technical Approaches

Towards a Methodology for the Assessment of Internationally Shared Aquifers
Challenges in Transboundary Karst Water Resources Management -
Sharing Data and Information
The Importance of Modelling as a Tool for Assessing
Hydrogeological Characterization of the Yrenda-Toba-Tarijeno Transboundary Aquifer System, South America
The State of Understanding on Groundwater Recharge for the Sustainable Management of Transboundary Aquifers in the Lake Chad Basin
Development, Management and Impact of Climate Change on Transboundary Aquifers of Indus Basin
Natural Background Levels for Groundwater in the Upper Rhine Valley
Hydrogeological Study of Somes-Szamos Transboundary Alluvial Aquifer
Towards Sustainable Management of Transboundary Hungarian-Servian Aquifer
Transboundary Groundwater Resources Extending over Slovenian Territory

Do We Have Comparable Hydrological Data for Transboundary Cooperations?
Limnological and Palaeolimnological Research on Lake Maggiore as a Contribution to Transboundary Cooperation Between Italy and Switzerland
Monitoring in Shared Waters: Developing a Transboundary Monitoring System for the Prespa Park
Integrated Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Techniques for Improving Transboundary Water Management: The Case of Prespa Region
Transboundary Integrated Water Management of the Kobilje Stream Watershed
Climate Change Impacts on Dams Projects in Transboundary River Basins. The Case of the Mesta/Nestos River Basin, Greece
Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in the Vjosa Basin
Identification and Typology of River Water Bodies in the Hellenic Part of the Strymonas River Basin, as a Transboundary Case Study
Calculation of Sediment Reduction at the Outlet of the Mesta/Nestos River Basis caused by the Dams
Methodologies of Estimation of Periodicities of River Flow and its Long-Range Forecast: The Case of the Transboundary Danube River

PART III: Legal, Socio-Economic and Institutional Approaches

The Law of Transboundary Aquifers: Scope and Rippling Effects
Water Management Policies to Reduce over Allocation of Water Rights in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin
Interstate Collaboration in the Aral Sea Basin -
Successes and Problems
Kidron Valley/Wadi Nar International Master Plan
The Development of Transboundary Cooperation in the Prespa Lakes Basin
International Relations and Environmental Security: Conflict or Cooperation? Contrasting the Cases of the Maritza-Evros-Meric and Mekong Transboundary Rivers
Delineation of Water Resources Regions to Promote Integrated Water Resources Management and Facilitate Transboundary Water Conflicts Resolution
Transboundary Water Resources and Determination of Hydrologic Prefectures in Greece

Social-Economic Resilience of Transboundary Watershed Management: Institutional Design and Social Learning
How Stakeholder Participation and Partnerships Could Reduce Water Insecurities in Shared River Basins
Transboundary Stakeholder Analysis to Develop the Navigational Sector of the Parana River
Cooperation in the Navigable Course of the Sava River
Transboundary Cooperation through the Management of Shared Natural Resources: The Case of the Shkoder/Skadar Lake
How Far is the Current Status of the Transboundary Shkodra Lake from Requirements for Integrated River Basin Management?
Economic Governance and Common Pool Management of Transboundary Water Resources
Water Resources Management in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin Using Cooperative Game Theory
Conflict Resolution in Transboundary Waters: Incorporating Water Quality in Negotiations
The Johnston Plan in a Negotiated Solution for the Jordan Basin

PART IV: Bridging the Gaps

Capacity Building and Training for Transboundary Groundwater Management: The Contribution of UNESCO
A Risk-Based Integrated Framework for Conflict Resolution in Transboundary Water Resources Management


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