The Franco-Swiss Rhône: A Story of Twists, Turns and Tensions

  • Christian BréthautEmail author
  • Géraldine Pflieger
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Water Governance: Policy and Practice book series (PSWG)


The sixth and final chapter recaps the book’s main contributions. It presents some of the major lessons that can be drawn from the case of the Rhône and highlights what the book has to offer in analysing and building knowledge of transboundary river basin governance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNESCO Chair on hydropoliticsInstitute for Environmental Sciences, University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.UNESCO Chair on hydropoliticsInstitute for Environmental Sciences, University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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