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University of North Texas (UNT) (2003)

Trans-boundary river basins : a discourse on water scarcity, conflict, and water resource management

Riley, Timothy

Titre : Trans-boundary river basins : a discourse on water scarcity, conflict, and water resource management

Auteur : Riley, Timothy

Université de soutenance : University of North Texas (UNT)

Grade : Master of Arts 2003

Résumé
This thesis is an inquiry regarding the interconnections between water scarcity, geopolitics, resource management, and the strategies for developing effective ways to resolve conflict and encourage sustainable water resource use in developing countries. The ecological services of trans-boundary rivers are explored in conjunction with the potential impacts to freshwater availability due to economic modernization, water resource development, and decision making regimes that determine how water is allocated among competing users. Anthropogenic stressors that induce water scarcity and the geopolitical mechanisms of conflict are studied. A discourse on the creation and functional extent of global and localized water ethics is investigated, emphasizing the importance of perceptual dispositions of water users in understanding the value of trans-boundary river basins.

Mots-clés : Trans-boundary rivers | water scarcity | geopolitics | water ethics

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