Bibliography - Water Conflict and Cooperation


Following is a selection of major peer-reviewed contributions that deal with water governance issues. It gives a specific insight into conflict and cooperation over transboundary water resources. A brief comment introduces each reference to facilitate users’ reading.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, there is a growing number of publication related to water as causal factors for armed conflicts in water scarce regions. After several publications criticizing this “water wars” literature, articles have focused on different intensity of water conflicts and on water cooperation with a very large number of articles published in the last few years. Academics and research centers, such as the Pacific Institute, use and develop these concepts but also international organizations and NGOs that try to implement water cooperation mechanisms in such conflicts.

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