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Water Resource Conflicts and International Security

A Global Perspective
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Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
Lexington Books
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List of Figures, Tables, and MapsPreface
Chapter One: Introduction, by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
Chapter Two: Euphrates and Tigris Waters - Turco-Syrian and Iraqi Relations, by Paul Williams
Chapter Three: Hydropolitics and Water Security in the Nile and Jordan River Basins, by Teagan Ward and Hillery L. Roach
Chapter Four: Water Disputes in South Asia, by Sheila Rai and Sanghamitra Patnaik
Chapter Five: Sino-Indian Water Wars?, by Pia Malhotra-Arora
Chapter Six: Conflict and Cooperation: The Aral Sea Basin, by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi and Brittany Brannon
Chapter Seven: Conflict and Cooperation Among the Riparian Countries of the Valta River Basin in West Africa, by J. Henry Owusu
Chapter Eight: Conclusion, by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
Selected Bibliography
About the Contributors
Water Resource Conflicts and International Security: A Global Perspective is an edited collection by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi which analyzes the increasing global demand for water in economic and social development, and the dire need to efficiently manage this vital natural resource, particularly in water-scarce countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Several environmental- and human-induced factors, such as urbanization, industrialization, climate change, and agricultural needs, have created a near-crisis situation in many countries. Subsequently, there is an increasingly intense competition to utilize available water resources in these most heavily-affected regions; transboundary rivers, lakes, and streams which are shared by more than one country pose potential for political conflict, armed conflict, and, in the best of cases, cooperation. The contributors of Water Resource Conflicts and International Security present ten case studies in seven chapters, highlighting the competition between countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In his conclusion, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi suggests several policy measures that governments may implement in order to minimize the potential for conflict.

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