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Conflict and cooperation on South Asia's international rivers : a legal perspective, Volume 1
Author:Rudolf V. Van Puymbroeck [editor]; Salman, Salman M. A.; Uprety, Kishor; Country:World;
Date Stored:2003/04/04Document Date:2003/01/31
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Water and Industry; Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions; Water Rights; Water Law; Water Resources Law
Region:The World RegionReport Number:25580
Sub Sectors:Law and justiceCollection Title:Law, justice, and development series
Volume No:1  

Summary: The book analyzes five major bilateral treaty regimes on the South Asian subcontinent: between India and Bangladesh for the Ganges River; between India and Nepal for the Kosi, Gandaki, and Mahakali rivers; and, between India and Pakistan for the Indus River. It explains the background, and legal regimes of these international rivers in the context of the serious challenges to the water resources of the subcontinent, posed by significant population increases, urbanization, industrialization, and environmental degradation. International lawyers, and natural resource specialists will find this book to be useful and informative.

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