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Transboundary Water Management in Federal Political Systems: A Story of Three Semi-arid Rivers

  • Dustin Garrick
  • Lucia De Stefano
  • Jamie Pittock
  • Daniel Connell
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Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Abstract

Federalism has increasing influence on river basin management across diverse geographic and political economic contexts, ranging from Australia and the US to India and Iraq (Garrick et al. 2013). Federal countries divide authority across territorial and national governments, which presents a classic governance test to manage conflicts and spread risk in shared waters. Federal rivers lie at the intersection of two traditions of research on collective action in the water commons—one focused on user self-organisation and the other on the geopolitics of international rivers.

Keywords

River Basin Annual Runoff Water Allocation Downstream State Upstream State 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This chapter is adapted from the case study section (Sect. 5) of Garrick et al. 2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dustin Garrick
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lucia De Stefano
    • 3
  • Jamie Pittock
    • 4
  • Daniel Connell
    • 4
  1. 1.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  3. 3.University of MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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