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The Resource Transboundary water governance and international actors in South Asia : the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin, Paula Hanasz

Transboundary water governance and international actors in South Asia : the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin, Paula Hanasz

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Transboundary water governance and international actors in South Asia : the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin
Title
Transboundary water governance and international actors in South Asia
Title remainder
the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin
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Paula Hanasz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"International organisations such as the World Bank began to intervene in the transboundary water governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin in the mid-2000s, and the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) is its most ambitious project in this regard. Yet neither SAWI nor other international initiatives, such as those of the Australian and UK governments, have been able to significantly improve transboundary water interaction between India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This book identifies factors that contribute to water conflicts and that detract from water cooperation in this region. It sheds light on how international organisations affect these transboundary water interactions. The book discusses how donor-led initiatives can better engage with transboundary hydropolitics to increase cooperation and decrease conflict over shared freshwater resources. It is shown that there are several challenges: addressing transboundary water issues is not a top priority for the riparian states; there is concern about India's hydro-hegemony and China's influence; and international actors in general do not have substantial support of the local elites. However, the book suggests some ways forward for improving transboundary water interaction. These include: addressing the political context and historical grievances; building trust and reducing power asymmetry between riparian states; creating political will for cooperation; de-securitising water; taking a problemshed view; strengthening water sharing institutions; and moving beyond narratives of water scarcity and supply-side solutions."--Provided by publisher
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Hanasz, Paula,
Dewey number
341.4420954
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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International rivers
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Transboundary water governance and international actors in South Asia : the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin, Paula Hanasz
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 International actors in the resolution of transboundary water conflicts -- chapter 2 Legacies and challenges for water governance in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed -- chapter 3 The transboundary water governance agenda in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed -- chapter 4 Why are international actors interested in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed? -- chapter 5 Normative claims of international actors -- chapter 6 From water conflict to water cooperation through the World Bank? -- chapter 7 Mixed reactions to foreign- led initiatives from riparian stakeholdifers -- chapter 8 Obstacles to positive water interaction in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed -- chapter 9 The small issue of the big brother: the effect of India's hydro- hegemony -- chapter 10 Limitations of foreign- led approaches -- chapter 11 Structural challenges in the global system of foreign aid -- chapter 12 Insights for international actors in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed and beyond
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on1013852634
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
Form of item
online
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EBook access restricted to authorised ANU users only.
Isbn
9781138097544
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Taylor & Francis
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013852634
Label
Transboundary water governance and international actors in South Asia : the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin, Paula Hanasz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 International actors in the resolution of transboundary water conflicts -- chapter 2 Legacies and challenges for water governance in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed -- chapter 3 The transboundary water governance agenda in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed -- chapter 4 Why are international actors interested in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed? -- chapter 5 Normative claims of international actors -- chapter 6 From water conflict to water cooperation through the World Bank? -- chapter 7 Mixed reactions to foreign- led initiatives from riparian stakeholdifers -- chapter 8 Obstacles to positive water interaction in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed -- chapter 9 The small issue of the big brother: the effect of India's hydro- hegemony -- chapter 10 Limitations of foreign- led approaches -- chapter 11 Structural challenges in the global system of foreign aid -- chapter 12 Insights for international actors in the Ganges- Brahmaputra problemshed and beyond
Control code
on1013852634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
EBook access restricted to authorised ANU users only.
Isbn
9781138097544
Note
Taylor & Francis
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013852634

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