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International Journal of Sustainable Society
International Journal of Sustainable Society


Special Issue on: "Water Wars in 21st Century along International River Basins: Speculation or Reality?"

Guest Editor: Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

This issue seeks to assess the current status of the water management in international river basins for a reality check of the potential of water wars and to encourage intellectual discussion, new methodologies and strategies to promote sustainable development and avert water related conflicts in the international river basins.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • Integrated water resources management in international river basins
  • Averting conflicts and promoting peace through international river basin management
  • Water diplomacy
  • International river basins under risk of mismanagement and conflicts
  • Benefits and costs asssociated with integrated river basins management
  • How international water policies shape international river basins management
  • New strategies for international river basins management
  • Institutional and legal issues related to international river basins management
  • International water treaties
  • Mechanisms for data and information sharing between riparian countries
  • UN watercourses convention (1997) and other international water related declarations
  • Influence of regional politics and non-water sectors in managing international river basins
  • Strategic research agendas to positively influence international river basins management
  • Best practices and lessons learned from international river basins management
  • International water resources managment principles and guidelines
  • Shared water-shared opportunities

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 10 May 2010

Communication of peer review to authors: 10 August 2010

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 15 October 2010