6 November 2009

Call for Papers: Water Wars in the 21st Century along International River Basins: Speculation or Reality?

A special issue of International Journal of Sustainable Society

This issue seeks to assess the current status of the water management in international river basins for a reality check of the potential of water wars and to encourage intellectual discussion, new methodologies and strategies to promote sustainable development and avert water related conflicts in the international river basins.

The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • Integrated water resources management in international river basins
  • Averting conflicts and promoting peace through international river basin management
  • Water diplomacy
  • International river basins under risk of mismanagement and conflicts
  • Benefits and costs asssociated with integrated river basins management
  • How international water policies shape international river basins management
  • New strategies for international river basins management
  • Institutional and legal issues related to international river basins management
  • International water treaties
  • Mechanisms for data and information sharing between riparian countries
  • UN watercourses convention (1997) and other international water related declarations
  • Influence of regional politics and non-water sectors in managing international river basins
  • Strategic research agendas to positively influence international river basins management
  • Best practices and lessons learned from international river basins management
  • International water resources managment principles and guidelines
  • Shared water-shared opportunities
Important Dates
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 10 May 2010
Communication of peer review to authors: 10 August 2010
Deadline for revised manuscripts: 15 October 2010

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