Title: Water is a catalyst for peace

Authors: Kader Asmal

Addresses: P.O. Box 16002, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract: This papers presents a reflection about the work of the World Commission on Dams during the past two years. The reasons for and against large river dams are discussed, the sources of conflict explored, and arguments advanced for the importance of using water resources governance as a catalyst for cooperation and peace.

Keywords: conflict management; dams; peace; rivers; water resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2001.002062

International Journal of Water, 2001 Vol.1 No.2, pp.200-209

Published online: 15 Aug 2003 *

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