River basins, power and law
The aim of the course is to critically reflect upon past and current practices in river basin management and how these will have to adapt to growing competition for water and the possibility of changing waterscapes due to climate variabilities.
09-10.30 Terje Tvedt “The study of international rivers and the case of the Nile”
10-12.00 Yacob Arsano: The polics of the Nile
13-14.30 Owen McIntyre: “River Basins and Law: A State of the art.”
15.00-16.30 Robin Marsh: “Integrated project on reproductive health, fisheries and sustainable agriculture in Lake Victoria Basin”
17.00-18.30 Film screening: “The Nile quest”
09-12.00 Terje Oestigaard: “The Religious River: The Nile and the Ganges”
13-15.00 Julie Gjørtz Hovden: “Common Management”
15.30-17.30 Kjersti G. Berg: The Israeli-Palestinian issue in a water perspective.
09-10.30 Tore Sætersdal: “International River Basin organizations”
10.45-12.00 Terje Tvedt: River Basins, Power and Law
16.30-17.30 Essays, debate and film screeining
Associate professor, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University
Adviser, UiB Global
Julie Gjørtz Hovden
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, UiB
Researcher, Institute for the study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkely
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University College Cork
Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at NAI
Assistant Director, UiB Global
Professor, Department of Geography, UiB
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- Fischhendler, I. (2015). The securitization of water discourse: theoretical foundations, research gaps and objectives of the special issue. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; Vol. 15: 245-255. New York, Springer.
- McIntyre, O. (2015). Sovereignty and the Procedural Rules of International Water Law. In: Tvedt, T., McIntyre, O., and Kasse Woldetsadik, T., ed., A History of Water Series III, Volume 2: Sovereignty and International Water Law. London, I.B. Tauris., pp. 315-333.
- Rieu-Clarke, A. (2015). Determining Sovereign Rights and Duties over International Watercourses: The Contribution of the International Law Commission and the UN General Assembly. In: Tvedt, T., McIntyre, O., and Kasse Woldetsadik, T., ed., A History of Water Series III, Volume 2: Sovereignty and International Water Law. London, I.B. Tauris., pp. 149-174.
- Tvedt, T. (2015). The Need for a Paradigm Shift. In: T. Tvedt, ed., Water and Society: Changing Perceptions of Societal and Historical Development. London, I.B. Tauris., pp. 1-18.
- Tvedt, T., Chapman, G. and Hagen, R. (2010). You Can’t Get There from Here: Theoretic Puzzles of Collective Action. In: Tvedt, T. Chapman, G., Hagen, R., ed., A History of Water Series II, Volume 3: Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order. London, I.B. Tauris., pp. 28-48.
- Tvedt, T., Chapman, G. and Hagen, R. (2010). Water: A Source of Wars of a Pathway to Peace? An Empirical Critique of Two Dominant Schools of Thought on Water and International Politics. In: Tvedt, T. Chapman, G., Hagen, R., ed., A History of Water Series II, Volume 3: Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order. London, I.B. Tauris., pp. 78-108.
- Tvedt, T., Chapman, G. and Hagen, R. (2010). The Water Framework Directive: Redesigning the Map of Europe?. In: Tvedt, T. Chapman, G., Hagen, R., ed., A History of Water Series II, Volume 3: Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order. London, I.B. Tauris., pp. 241-260.
- Zeitoun, M., and Warner, J. (2006). Hydro-hegemony – a framework for analysis of trans-boundary water conflicts. Water Policy; Vol. 8: 435-460. London, IWA Publishing
- Earle A., Jägerskog A. and Ojendal J. “Transboundary Water Management” Principles and Practice publishing for a sustainable future. London. Washington, DC.
- Oestigaard, T. (2011). “Water”. In Insoll, T. (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion: 38-50. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
- Oestigaard, T. 2005. “Water and World Religions. An Introduction”. SFU & SMR. Bergen, Chapter Hinduism, p. 15-28
- Marsh R. (2015). “Sustaining health, rights, and the environment in the Lake Victoria Basin” Pathfinder International, Technical Brief
- McIntyre O. (2013). “Utilization of shared international freshwater resources – the meaning and role of “equity” in international water law”. Water International, Vol. 38, No. 2, 112–129,
- Schemer, S., Gerlak A. and Blumstein, S. (2015). "Clearing the muddy waters of shared watercourses governance: conceptualising international River Basin Organizations».