Magazine Articles | Water | VOL. 15, ISSUE 91, July-August 2015 |

Riparian Vs Catchment Hydropolitics

Increasing industrialisation, growing population, pollution, changing resource and energy needs bring into light the precarious situation in which riparian states find themselves. Since transboundary water management mostly deals with specific cases, scientific knowledge on rivers is often lacking. Studies indicate that water allocation is the major cause of conflict, whether between sovereign nations or regions within a state. However, we need to recognise that water is a transient resource that changes its form, quantity, quality, and location. We can neither...

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