Share : managing waters across boundaries

Author(s): Sadoff, Claudia, ed. ; Greiber, Thomas, ed. ; Smith, Mark, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed.; IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative
Published: 2008
Series: WANI Toolkit
ISBN: 978-2-8317-1029-7

WANI's latest toolkit publication provides an overview of the world's shared water resources and insights for managing these resources.

Using case studies from around the world, it describes the benefits to be gained from cooperation and the challenges of constructing legal frameworks, institutions, management processes and financing, and partnership strategies to govern transboundary waters equitably and sustainably. Share presents practical tools in plain language to help practitioners and stakeholders conceptualize and implement cooperative, participatory and sustainable water management. It emphasizes the value of information, communication, institutions and adaptability. Share also underscores the broad range of benefits that can be derived through cooperative management of international rivers and the need for equity in benefit sharing, particularly with regard to project-affected people.

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