Sharing water in times of scarcity : guidelines and procedures in the development of effective agreements to share water across political boundaries /

Sponsored by the Laws and Institutions Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. This report bridges the theory and practice of effective shared water management by describing a process that local, state, and national governments can use to create or modify transboundary...

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (U.S.). Laws and Institutions Committee
Other Authors: Draper, Stephen E.
Format: eBook
Published: Reston, Va. : ASCE, ©2006.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Section 1. Foundation of Effective Water Sharing; 1.1 Purpose and Scope of the Guidelines and Procedures; 1.2 Distinctive Characteristics of Water; 1.3 Guiding Principles for Effective Water Sharing; 1.4 Goals and Objectives of Water Sharing Agreements; 1.5 Summary; Section 2. Water Sharing across Political Boundaries; 2.1 Obstacles to Effective Water Sharing; 2 2 Negotiating the Obstacles; 2.3 Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Sharing; 2.4 The International Law of Transboundary Water Sharing; 2.5 Summary.
  • Section 3. Resource Assessments; 3.1 Geographical and Political Boundaries; 3.2 Assessment of Water Laws and Policies; 3.3 Assessment of Water Sources; 3.4 Assessment of Water Demands; 3.5 Summary; Section 4. Administration of Agreements; 4.1 The Challenge; 4.2 The Historical Record of International Water Sharing Institutions; 4.3 The Historical Record of American Water Sharing Institutions; 4.4 Organizational Design Principles; 4.5 Choices in Institutional Design; 4.6 Model Water Sharing Agreements; 4.7 Summary.
  • Section 5. Water Allocation Strategies5.1 Strategies for Allocating Water; 5.2 Adaptive Management; 5.3 Summary; Appendices.