Managing transboundary resources: Lessons from river-basin accords

Lenard Milich, Robert G Varady

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Abstract

International borders are often tinderboxes, places where conflicts incubate and hostilities erupt. The last few decades, for instance, have witnessed numerous wars and border disputes brought on by ethnic conflict, growing populations, and competition for resources. Natural resource and environmental management is particularly problematical in border areas. Many political borders apportion natural systems to two or more nations, imposing different and sometimes conflict management regimes on holistic systems. In addition, borders often provide incentives for the uncontrolled exploitation of resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-15+35+41
JournalEnvironment
Volume40
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Natural resources management
Environmental management
Catchments
river basin
Rivers
resource
political border
conflict management
ethnic conflict
border region
environmental management
resource management
incentive
natural resource
border

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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Managing transboundary resources : Lessons from river-basin accords. / Milich, Lenard; Varady, Robert G.

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Milich, Lenard ; Varady, Robert G. / Managing transboundary resources : Lessons from river-basin accords. In: Environment. 1998 ; Vol. 40, No. 8. pp. 10-15+35+41.
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