This analytical document identifies allocation provisions and institutional mechanisms that can mitigate potential conflicts between basin States in the face of increasing water variability caused by climate change. It finds that climate change will potentially destabilize transboundary river basins, and outlines the linkages among climate change, water variability and security; identifies elements in treaty design that could reduce conflict; and assesses the resilience of treaties ratified between 1948 and 2001, examining the effect of institutional and allocation mechanisms under conditions of variability on cooperation and conflict over time.

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Organization: WB

Topics: Water, Adaptation, Governance – General

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English