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Transboundary Water Management


Transboundary Water Management provides a framework for managing water resources across national boundaries. Other critical institutional responses to address some present-day water challenges include commitment to InternationalRegional andBasin Level Agreements, effective National Water Laws and regulations governing access and use of water, and creation of a knowledge-base for basin managers to make informed decisions. Flexibility in International Agreements allows for adjustments in response to both gradual and sudden changes within a transboundary river basin.Benefit Sharing presents an alternative to the traditional water management paradigm.Examples of River Basin Organisations at various stages of development are presented for the  DanubeMekong and Nile rivers.

A vital reference for transboundary water management practitioners is the recent publication Transboundary Water Management in Practice (2010, Eds: Earle, Jägerskog and Öjendal). It provides an overview of this complex subject, relevant to researchers and water managers alike.

Chapter Summary

This chapter covers the following concepts and material:

Mohale Dam from the air, Lesotho.
Source:Lesotho Water Commission 2008
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