Transboundary River Basin Management

Authored by: David Stephenson , Eva Sbrana

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466552494
eBook ISBN: 9781466552500
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Sharing and managing international shared waters is of interest to most countries. Offshore water limits are well defined (Figure 21.1). Rivers are more complex because they can pass through or by a number of countries. The quality of the water is generally usable, and the potential for creating hazards or benefits is more prevalent. A number of attempts have been made to create laws and treatise, but these are not easy to enforce. A suitable formula for sharing international rivers, particularly in developing areas, is sought [1,4,10].

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