February 2, 2009

International Water Security

Water is essential for all living things and is often the focus for all human life. However, managing this resource is incredibly challenging because most water supplies are shared. Although there have always been attempts to divide water resources fairly, state sovereignty and national security issues have often overshadowed the negotiations. Since World War II, international organizations have an increasing role in these discussions and domestic concerns have a growing influence on foreign policy. This collection of essays explores the threats that our world faces if we are unable to manage and share our water resources. At the same time, it uncovers opportunities that we may realize by effectively cooperating to ensure that there is water for all. Essays use the case study method, examining disputes, both past and present, in locations throughout the world.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

International Water Security: Domestic Threats and Opportunities
ed. by Nevelina I. Pachova, Mikiyasu Nakayama, and Libor Jansky
HD 1691 .I54 2008