International conflict over water resources in Himalayan Asia / Robert G. Wirsing, Daniel C. Stoll, Christopher Jasparro
- Critical studies of the Asia Pacific series
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Fundamentals of River Rivalry in Himalayan Asia -- 1.Water Insecurity in Himalayan Asia -- The crisis over freshwater resources -- Himalayan Asia: Geographic scope of the study -- The argument -- Himalayan Asia's freshwater crisis: Overview -- Organization of the book -- 2.Challenge of Climate Change in Himalayan Asia -- What does a changing climate portend for regional water geopolitics? -- Assessing climate change and freshwater in Asia -- Glaciers: Impact on Asian freshwater supplies of deglaciation in the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau region -- Glacial recession and effects on water availability -- Glacial lake outburst floods -- Glaciers and climate change -- Floods and drought: Too much water or too little? -- Sea-level rise and sinking deltas -- What does it all mean? -- pt. II Sources of Transboundary River Disputes -- 3.Damming the Rivers - I: The Irrigation Imperative -- Negotiating water shares: The problem of food security -- India, Pakistan, and the Indus basin: Dividing the spoils of war -- Indus Waters Treaty: Partition's river legacy -- Indus basin: Food (in)security and the irrigation imperative -- India, Bangladesh, and the GBM basin: Leveraging inequality -- A barrage on the Ganges: Feud over the Farakka -- Damming the Teesta: A collision of ambitions -- The bilateral approach to water sharing -- 4.Damming the Rivers - II: The Energy Imperative -- The quest for hydroelectric power -- Hydropower and India's energy security -- India, Pakistan, and the hydropower resources of Kashmir -- Kashmir: The Indus runs through it -- Damming the Chenab - The Baglihar dispute -- Damming the Jhelum - The Kishenganga dispute -- Hydropower politics: Last rites for the Indus Waters Treaty? -- China, India, and the hydropower resources of the Brahmaputra basin -- China, Southeast Asia, and the hydropower resources of the greater Mekong basin -- Making way for the hydrohegemon -- 5.Damming the Rivers - III: The Diversion Imperative -- Mega schemes for relieving water scarcity: On the way to mega rivalry? -- China, India, and the Brahmaputra basin: Diversion on the drawing board -- Tapping the Tibetan freshwater tower: A convergence of divergence? -- Bangladesh and the vanishing Brahmaputra: In the middle of mega schemes? -- pt. III Alternatives to Water Conflict -- 6.Cooperative River Basin Management -- The regional multistate solution: Is Asia ready for integrated river governance? -- UN convention on the law of non-navigational uses of international watercourses -- Middle East river systems -- Euphrates-Tigris river basin -- Nile river basin -- Jordan river basin -- Summary -- 7.Water Technology Innovation -- Is there a technology "fast track" to water security? -- Desalination of seawater: From salt to shining sea -- Irrigation: Water-saving technologies in agriculture -- Additional technological food for thought -- Wastewater recycling: Can greywater help "green" Himalayan Asia? -- Rainwater harvesting -- Back to the future: Rediscovering ancient water technologies -- pt. IV The Future of Himalayan Asia's Rivers -- 8.Conclusion: Swimming against the Tide -- Water wars or pacific waters ahead? -- Perils on the path to water cooperation -- Tools for change -- The rise of resource nationalism -- The revenge of geography: The enduring curse of geopolitics -- The urgency of regional cooperation.
- 9780230237834 (hbk.) and 0230237835 (hbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-259) and index.
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