© 2012

Design and impact of water treaties

Managing climate change


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Matthew Zentner
    Pages 1-5
  3. Matthew Zentner
    Pages 7-21
  4. Matthew Zentner
    Pages 77-98
  5. Matthew Zentner
    Pages 99-192
  6. Matthew Zentner
    Pages 193-196
  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

  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

About the authors

Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University

National Science Foundation Fellowship. Project: “Analysis of the clc Element of Pseudomonas sp. Strain B13 and the Use of Burkolderia sp. RP037 as a Biosensor for Phenanthrene Biodegradation.”

Master of Science, Geology, Brigham Young University. Thesis “Timing and Mechanisms of Groundwater Recharge in a Mountainous Setting.”

Bachelor of Science, Geology, Brigham Young University

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