The Political Economy of Shared River Basins: the Case of the Zambezi
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There are no less than 15 shared river basins in Southern Africa (see Table 7.1). Being one of the largest rivers in Southern Africa and passing through eight countries, the Zambezi provides an intriguing case study of the political economy of shared river basins. The Zambezi river basin is not only the basis for the daily survival of millions of people, it is also the core of hydroelectric power production, mining industry, agriculture, fishery, urban development and tourism. This chapter analyses the rich plethora of regionalizing actors and stakeholders in the basin, which are grouped into a variety of formal and informal networks and coalitions.
KeywordsRiver Basin Political Economy Integrate Water Resource Management Regional Cooperation Riparian State
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