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Title:Hydropolitics in the developing world: a Southern African perspective
Editors:Turton, Anthony
Henwood, RolandISNI
Year:2002
Pages:269
Language:English
City:Pretoria
Publisher:African Water Issues Research Unit, Centre for International Political Studies, University of Pretoria
ISBN:0620295198
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
Namibia
Zambia
Subjects:gender relations
foreign policy
poverty
water management
tourism
river basins
AIDS
water resources
Abstract:Hydropolitics focuses on conflict at the international level in shared river basins. This collective volume aims at widening the concept of hydropolitics by developing the issues of scale and range in a systematic manner, focusing on southern Africa. Following the introductory Part 1 (by Anthony Turton), Part 2 (Some theoretical dimensions) contains chapters on strategic water deficits in the semi-arid regions of the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Africa (Tony Allan); the concept of the hydrosocial contract in South Africa (Anthony Turton and Richard Meissner); river basin management (Philippus Wester and Jeroen Warner); interstate water cooperation in the Jordan River basin (Anders Jägerskog). Part 3 (Legal dimensions) contains chapters on the development of international water law and the 1997 UN Watercourse Convention (Gabriel Eckstein); key principles in international water law (Sackey Akweenda); the SADC Protocol on Shared Watercourses (Phera Ramoeli); water sector reforms in Namibia, South Africa and Zambia (Robyn Stein). Part 4 (Selected key issues) contains chapters on water management, poverty eradication and gender equity (Barbara Schreiner, Barbara van Koppen and Tshepo Khumbane); managing water from farmers' fields to river basins (David Molden and Douglas Merrey); interbasin transfer of water between SADC countries (Piet Heyns); managing water in international river basins in Southern Africa (Roland Henwood and Nicci Funke); water demand management and social adaptive capacity in South Africa (Peter Ashton and Bennie Haasbroek); water demand management and tourism in arid countries: lessons from Namibia (Klaudia Schachtschneider); water and HIV/AIDS: strategic considerations in southern Africa (Peter Ashton and Vasna Ramasar). In Part 5 (Conclusion) Anthony Turton addresses a new research agenda for Southern Africa. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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