Design and impact of water treaties

Managing climate change

  • Matthew¬†Zentner

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-213

About this book


This study presents a unique way to utilize the existing literature to explain the success of treaties in managing hydrologic stress. Literature-derived core concepts are summarized as seven treaty mechanisms categories (specificity, uncertainty management, enforcement, communications, flexibility, integrativeness, and scale) and are hypothesized as important for shaping the institutional resiliency of a treaty. Treaty design is shown to have a relevant and important role in shaping basin management so that nations may better achieve their goals in a changing climate.


climate change transboundary water conflict transboundary water treaties water treaties water treaty design

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew¬†Zentner
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  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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