Transboundary Water Resources in the Balkans: Initiating a Sustainable Regional Co-operative Network
Jacques Ganoulis, I.L. Murphy, Mitja Brilly
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2000 - Nature - 254 pages
A source of up-to-date information on current water resources, their quality and quantity, in every country in the Balkans. Institutional structures, water management issues and water monitoring problems are analyzed, with special reference to international waters, using characteristic case studies, including the Sava River, Lake Ohrid, The Nestos/Mesta River, the Neretva River estuary, and coastal waters in Turkey. Contributions written by experts from France, the UK and the USA demonstrate state-of-the-art electronic networking and the management of distributed water databases.
The protection of water resources in the Balkans has become a high profile issue since the collapse of communism in the area, the break up of former Yugoslavia, and ethnic tensions in Kosovo. Transboundary river pollution and the development of international water basins call demand urgent regional co-operation, which will be facilitated by the International Network of Water-Environment Centres for the Balkans, the initiation of which is described in the final conclusions of the book.
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Introduction and Key Issues
THE ROLE OF REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE BALKANS
ESSENTIAL TO IMPROVED TRANSBOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE BALKANS
A TRANSBOUNDARY WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT
THE MONITORING PROGRAMME OF THE LAKE OHRID CONSERVATION PROJECT
INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA AND RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT
COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS IN TURKEY
FR OF YUGOSLAVIA
Support for a Balkan Water Network
THE USA EXPERIENCE
A ROLE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL WATER ENVIRONMENT CENTRE FOR THE BALKANS
ESTABLISHING A CONTEXT FOR HYDRODIPLOMACY
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