Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa"s transboundary groundwater resources



Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in Bonn

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  • Water resources development -- Africa,
  • Water resources development -- International cooperation,
  • Aquifers -- Africa

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The relevant project document was signed in October The chief goal of the project is to improve transboundary water governance in Africa. A related goal is to build the capacity of selected River/Lake Basin Organizations to deal with transboundary groundwater (Project Document, para on p). 3Cited by: 2.   Transboundary groundwater commonly implies a body of groundwater intersected by a political border with the attendant potential threat of dispute over a shared resource. This definition is inadequate in many parts of southern Africa. Approximately 96% of South Africa’s borders are underlain by low-yielding aquifers and, coupled with a low demand for water attendant on low population density Cited by: The imperative for cooperative management of transboundary basins to achieve equitable and sustainable development is widely accepted (UN Water, ; Adeel et al., ).UN Water () highlights how international cooperation is necessary to share water resources of a transboundary river basin between upstream and downstream users with different needs, claims and by: 1. The groundwater contained in the transboundary aquifers is yet to receive attention by the various countries, but the future trend is towards exploiting the resources to alleviate water shortages in the region. It is hoped that the systematic development of these groundwater resources would strengthen cooperation in this conflict-dominated by: 8.

Get this from a library! The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources. [Gabriel Eckstein] -- "This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of international law as it applies to transboundary groundwater resources and aquifers. The main focus is on recent developments and the. The third component was legal and institutional and it assessed the readiness of the four countries in the field of groundwater management and transboundary aquifer cooperation (PSAG, a). An essential element of the Guarani Project was the decision to zoom in on four pilot areas, which showcased particular pressures for the by: 4. The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources By Gabriel Eckstein 13 Stakeholder perspectives on transboundary water cooperation in the Indus River Basin social movements, (ground) water governance and socio-environmental justice. Louis Lebel is the Director of the Unit for Social and Environmental Research, based at. of the Ramotswa aquifer, a transboundary aquifer shared by South Africa and Botswana. Building on the history of transboundary cooperation on shared river basins (e.g., on the Limpopo River Basin) in SADC, the JSAP was developed as a negotiated action plan to address key issues related to the Ramotswa aquifer. JSAP actions were diverse in scope.

As many of Africa's groundwater resources are stored in approximately 40 transboundary aquifer systems, cross-boundary coordination will become imperative if this potential is to be developed. A research and consultancy project has investigated the stages of cooperation on Africa's transboundary aquifer systems and considered whether national utilisation patterns are already causing negative Cited by:   However, international cooperation in the field of groundwater is still incipient. The International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC) has identified transboundary aquifers (including transboundary 'groundwater bodies' as defined in the European Union Water Framework Directive) (IGRAC ). Transboundary Aquifer Mapping and Management in Africa Africa is heavily reliant on groundwater resources, with an estimated 75% of the population dependent on this resource for basic water supplies. However, with population growth, climate change and the need to combat. With financial assistance from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and with the technical assistance of UNESCO-IHP, the STAS countries have been actively cooperating in assessing the aquifer and its characteristics since , through the Governance of Groundwater Resources in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA) project. That.

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Contact Persons; Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa's transboundary groundwater resources. Conceptualizing cooperation on Africas transboundary groundwater resources book PDF MB. Scheumann, Waltina / Elke Herrfahrdt-Pähle (eds.) Studies 32 () Bonn: German. sion of groundwater resources in Africa, the second undertook to docu-ment and analyze transboundary efforts at cooperation in the management of transboundary groundwater resources in Africa.

Compared to the immense body of literature on cooperative management of international surface waters, studies which attempt to conceptualize. most of Africa’s groundwater resources are stored in approximately 40 transboundary aquifers, interstate cooperation and management will become imperative as utilisation grows if one state’s solution is not to become another’s by: Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa's transboundary aquifer systems 11 Waltina Scheumann /Elke Herrfahrdt-Pahle Findings of the case studies 35 Waltina Scheumann /Elke Herrfahrdt-Pahle /Insa Theesfeld Recommendations for German Development Cooperation 63 Part B: The African case studies 83 Malte Grossmann The Kilimanjaro Aquifer 87 Marianne AlkerCited by: in: Waltina Scheumann / Elke Herrfahrdt-Pähle (eds.), Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa’s transboundary groundwater resources, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (Studies 32), ISBN: Topics: Social sciences, sociology, anthropology, Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Sociology of Developing Countries, Developmental Sociology.

Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa\u27s transboundary groundwater resources. Topics: Transnationale Politik, Grundwasserreserve, Grundwasserentnahme, Governance. Cooperation in the Law of Transboundary Water Resources Climate change, population growth and the increasing demand for water are all capable of leading to disputes over transboundary water systems.

Addressing these challenges will require enhancement of adaptive capacity, improvement of the quality of water resources management and reduction. The Source book on Africa’s River Basin Organizations provides information on the status of cooperation on African rivers and lakes and information on the management of transboundary surface and groundwater resources.

The introduction consists of two parts, section one and section two. Section one is more analytical in nature andFile Size: 1MB. Cooperation in the Law of Transboundary Water Resources (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) [Leb, Christina] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Cooperation in the Law of Transboundary Water Resources (Cambridge Studies in Cited by:   Literature suggests a linkage between internationally shared water resources and conflict potential. Anthony R. Turton, Marian J. Patrick and Frédéric Julien examine transboundary water resource management in southern Africa, showing that empirical evidence indicates a propensity to cooperation.

They use the Hydropolitical Complex concept to explain why states might choose cooperation Cited by: The considerable amounts of water stored underground provide opportunities for the social and economic development of many African countries.

Considering that many of Africa’s groundwater resources are transboundary by nature, interstate coordination and cooperation and management will become imperative not only if effects spill over the border. ‘The Transboundary Aquifer of the Geneva Region (Switzerland and France): Successfully Managed for 30 Years by the State of Geneva and French Border Communities’, International Shared Aquifer Resource Management (ISARM) International Conference on Transboundary Aquifers, Paris, 6–8 December Transboundary groundwater represents an essential source of water for the world population.

The management of this precious resource is vital to guarantee the sustainability of regions such as the. INTEGRATION OF GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT INTO TRANSBOUNDARY BASIN ORGANIZATIONS IN AFRICA 5. Given the huge importance of the groundwater resource to Africa, and especially in light of the growing impacts of climate change, it is imperative that wise management of groundwater at every scale begins without any further delay.

The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System In: Scheumann W, Herrfahrdt-Pähle E (eds) Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa’s transboundary groundwater resources Alker A theoretical analysis of. This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of international law as it applies to transboundary groundwater resources and aquifers.

The survey of donor activity in transboundary water cooperation in Africa demonstrated that donors support 17 out of 59 transboundary basins in Africa. This means that at the present time the majority of basins do not receive donor support. Abstract. Transboundary groundwater represents an essential source of water for the world population.

The management of this precious resource is vital to guarantee the sustainability of regions such as the North-Western Sahara in : María E. Milanés Murcia. Transboundary water management in Africa: challenges for development cooperation ; study for the research and consultancy project „Cooperation on Africa’s transboundary water resources“ on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) / Waltina Scheumann.

(eds.). With contributions of Volker Böge. The programme seeks to catalyse research that can help collate and consolidate existing data and to apply big data tools to enhance national and transboundary datasets in Southern Africa that support water resources security decision-making.

Consequently, 11 transboundary groundwater bodies of basin-wide importance were identified in the first RBMP in and confirmed by all ICPDR contracting parties. A prerequisite for establishing more formal and sustainable cooperation arrangements is recognition of groundwater resources shared by specific countries as by: 3.

“Atlas of Transboundary Aquifers” Fezzani et al cited in UN ESCWA, “Knowledge Management and Analysis of ESCWA Member Countries Capacities in Managing Shared Water Resources” Manou et al.

(,69) cited in German Development Institute (DIE), “Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa's transboundary groundwater resources”. The issue becomes more complicated in transboundary water catchments that cover almost half of the world’s land surface, with about 60% of global river flow and 40% of the world’s population.

Also, in many parts of the planet, like Saharan Africa, population depends on groundwater resources located in transboundary aquifer systems. Scheumann, E. Herrfahrdt-Pähl (Eds.), Conceptualizing Cooperation on Africa’s Transboundary Groundwater Resources, German Development Institute, Bonn (), pp.

Google Scholar Altchenko et al., Cited by: 7. In: Scheumann W, Herrfahrdt-Pähle E (eds) Conceptualizing cooperation on Africa’s transboundary groundwater resources. Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn, Germany, pp – Alker M (c) The Lake Chad, a case study for the research project “Transboundary groundwater management in Africa”.Cited by: International Conference “Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New Directions”(ISARM) December 2.

Figure1. 3-d illustration on of a Transboundary aquifer. PURI et al. modified, UNESCO ISARM Framework Document. TRANSBOUNDARY AQUIFERS IN EAST AFRICA.

IGRAC (International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre), UNESCO-IHP (UNESCO International Hydrological Programme), Transboundary Aquifers of Africa. Based on: Transboundary Aquifers of the World [map]. Edition Delft, Netherlands: IGRAC, lakes 3 4 5 Legend rivers World Meteorological Organiz atio n Gov er nm t of The N.

This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of international law as it applies to transboundary groundwater resources and aquifers. The main focus is on recent developments and the emerging international law for transboundary aquifers as reflected in the practice of states and the work of the UN International Law Commission, UN Economic Commission for Europe, and Cited by: 2.

"Transboundary water resources and international law: the example of the aquifer management of the Geneva region (Switzerland and France)" published on 31 Jan by Edward Elgar Publishing.A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.Groundwater Resources and Transboundary Aquifers of Southern Africa Sustainable development of groundwater resources There is extreme variability in the distribution of water resources in Southern Africa.

Spatial and temporal availability of surface water largely depends on precipitation pattern and regional morphology.