State-of-the-art review of transboundary water governance in the Euphrates–Tigris river basin
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CitationKibaroglu, A. (October 23, 2017). State-of-the-art review of transboundary water governance in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35, 1, 4-29. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1408458
This article reviews the state of the art of transboundary water governance in the Euphrates–Tigris river basin, which is characterized by both political confrontation and cooperative institutional development. First, research on the physical characteristics of the basin is presented, with references to the literature on large-scale water development projects that underpin transboundary water interactions. Then, contending approaches to transboundary water governance are discussed, with specific references to the evolution of institutions. Finally, bearing in mind that transboundary water governance in the basin occurs in volatile political circumstances, current issues such as control of the water infrastructure by non-state violent actors and protection of water during armed conflict are scrutinized.