Arid Lands Newsletter

Fall/Winter 1998, Issue No. 44

ISSN: 1092-5481

The Colorado River below Yuma, where it forms a short stretch of the border between the U.S. and Mexico

Conflict Resolution and Transboundary Water Resources

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Katherine Waser, Editor
Office of Arid Lands Studies
The University of Arizona

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Editor's note:
Water as source of life, water as source of cooperation?
by Katherine Waser

Openness, sustainability, and public participation in transboundary river-basin institutions
Part I: The scientific-technical paradigm of river basin management
Part II: Regulatory, closed and top-down paradigms of river basin management
Part III: Adapting the U.S.-Mexico paradigm
by Lenard Milich and Robert Varady

Water, conflict resolution and environmental sustainability in the Middle East
by Bertrand Charrier, Shlomi Dinar and Mike Hinicker

The Euphrates-Tigris basin: An overview and opportunities for cooperation under international law
by Ibrahim Kaya

Toward jointly managing a transboundary aquifer: Creating a binational dialogue through community participation and education
by Elaine Hebard

Water as an instrument for sustainable regional development
by David Barkin and Carlos Pialles

Briefly noted:
Selected resources of interest
annotated by Elaine Cubbins
Selected news of interest
annotated by Elaine Cubbins

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The Spring/Summer 1999 issue of the Arid Lands Newsletter will focus on the theme of Water and Cities. This issue, Number 45, will be published in late spring 1999.

Around the world, cities are growing in population, areal extent, and water needs at precisely the same time that clean water is becoming a scarcer and more expensive commodity. This is a problem for cities everywhere but is particularly acute in arid regions. What are cities doing to cope? How are they managing such issues as wastewater reclamation and reuse, water harvesting, stormwater runoff and flood control? What new technologies are being developed, and what age-old technologies are being revived, to tackle these issues? What techniques are being developed for more holistic management of water in cities?

Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.

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