Design and impact of water treaties

Managing climate change


This study presents a unique way to utilize the existing literature to explain the success of treaties in managing hydrologic stress. Literature-derived core concepts are summarized as seven treaty mechanisms categories (specificity, uncertainty management, enforcement, communications, flexibility, integrativeness, and scale) and are hypothesized as important for shaping the institutional resiliency of a treaty. Treaty design is shown to have a relevant and important role in shaping basin management so that nations may better achieve their goals in a changing climate.
  • Springer Berlin Heidelberg; October 2011
  • ISBN 9783642237430
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  • Title: Design and impact of water treaties
  • Author: Matthew Zentner
  • Imprint: Springer

About The Author

Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University

National Science Foundation Fellowship. Project: “Analysis of the clc Element of Pseudomonas sp. Strain B13 and the Use of Burkolderia sp. RP037 as a Biosensor for Phenanthrene Biodegradation.”

Master of Science, Geology, Brigham Young University. Thesis “Timing and Mechanisms of Groundwater Recharge in a Mountainous Setting.”

Bachelor of Science, Geology, Brigham Young University