7. Socio-Economic and Institutional Approaches

  1. Prof. Dr. Jacques Ganoulis21,
  2. Dr. Alice Aureli22 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Jean Fried23,24
  1. Anne Browning-Aiken1,
  2. Barbara J. Morehouse2,
  3. Elena Nikitina3,
  4. Louis Lebel4,
  5. Vladimir Kotov5,
  6. Bach Tan Sinh6,
  7. André Hernandes7,
  8. Dragan Dolinaj8,
  9. Milana Pantelić9,
  10. Djana Bejko10,
  11. Brilanda Bushati11,
  12. Spase Shumka12,
  13. Udaya Sekhar Nagothu13,
  14. Eva Skarbøvik13,
  15. Andrej Perovic14,
  16. Sotir Mali15,
  17. Bo Appelgren16,22,
  18. Rebecca L. Teasley17,
  19. Daene C. McKinney18,
  20. Eleni Eleftheriadou19,
  21. Yannis Mylopoulos19,
  22. Majed Atwi Saab20 and
  23. Julio Sánchez Chóliz20

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636655.ch7

Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Browning-Aiken, A., Morehouse, B. J., Nikitina, E., Lebel, L., Kotov, V., Sinh, B. T., Hernandes, A., Dolinaj, D., Pantelić, M., Bejko, D., Bushati, B., Shumka, S., Nagothu, U. S., Skarbøvik, E., Perovic, A., Mali, S., Appelgren, B., Teasley, R. L., McKinney, D. C., Eleftheriadou, E., Mylopoulos, Y., Atwi Saab, M. and Sánchez Chóliz, J. (2011) Socio-Economic and Institutional Approaches, in Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds J. Ganoulis, A. Aureli and J. Fried), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527636655.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 21

    UNESCO Chair and Network INWEB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

  2. 22

    UNESCO, International Hydrological Programme, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, France

  3. 23

    University of California, School of Social Ecology, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

  4. 24

    UNESCO, Paris, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Arizona, Udall Centre for Studies in Public Policy, Tucson, AZ, USA

  2. 2

    University of Arizona, Institute of the Environment, Marshall Building, 845 N. Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

  3. 3

    Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for World Economy and International Relations, Prosouznaya st. 23, 117997 Moscow, Russia

  4. 4

    Chiang Mai University, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, 239 Huay Kaew Road, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

  5. 5

    EcoPolicy Research and Consulting, Moscow, Russia

  6. 6

    National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies, Science and Policy Studies Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam

  7. 7

    Ministry of Transport, National Department of Transport Infrastructure (DNIT), Parana Waterway Administration (AHRANA), Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, SP-CEP 01451-000 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  8. 8

    University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Climatology and Hydrology Research Centre, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

  9. 9

    University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

  10. 10

    University ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Sheshi ‘2 Prilli’, L. Qemal Stafa, Rr. Vasil Shanto, Nr 21, 4001 Shkoder, Albania

  11. 11

    University ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Sheshi ‘2 Prilli’, L. Qemal Stafa, Rr. Zog i Pare, Nr. 37, 4001 Shkoder, Albania

  12. 12

    Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food, Koder-Kamza, Tirana, Albania

  13. 13

    Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Fr. A. Dahlsvei 20, 1432 Ås, Norway

  14. 14

    University of Montenegro, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 20000 Podgorica, Montenegro

  15. 15

    University of Elbasan, Rruga Rinia, Elbasan, Albania

  16. 16

    UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, N. Colesanti 13, 01023 Bolsena, Italy

  17. 17

    The University Of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Civil Engineering, 221 SCiv 1405 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812, USA

  18. 18

    The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Research in Water Resources, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg 119, Austin, TX 78703, USA

  19. 19

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Civil Engineering Department, Hydraulics Laboratory, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

  20. 20

    University of Zaragoza, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Economic Analysis, Gran Vía 2, 50005 Zaragoza, Spain

  21. 22

    UNESCO, International Hydrological Programme, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527330140

Online ISBN: 9783527636655



  • Transboundary watershed governance;
  • institutional design;
  • socio-ecosystem resilience;
  • social learning;
  • Water governance;
  • institutions;
  • dialogue;
  • stakeholder participation and partnerships;
  • Transboundary river basin;
  • inland navigation;
  • stakeholders' analysis;
  • Navigable course;
  • Sava River;
  • West Balkan;
  • Shkodra/Skadar Lake shared ecosystem;
  • transboundary cooperation;
  • shared natural resources management;
  • management plan and best practices management;
  • Lake Shkodra;
  • water management;
  • stakeholder involvement;
  • water quality;
  • monitoring;
  • Adriatic coast;
  • Common-pool resources;
  • economic governance;
  • public property;
  • public trust;
  • transboundary water management;
  • Water;
  • water management;
  • cooperative game theory;
  • Transboundary waters;
  • water quality;
  • game theory;
  • Jordan basin;
  • water allocation;
  • water conflict;
  • negotiation game


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social–Ecological Resilience of Transboundary Watershed Management: Institutional Design and Social Learning

  • How Stakeholder Participation and Partnerships Could Reduce Water Insecurities in Shared River Basins

  • Transboundary Stakeholder Analysis to Develop the Navigational Sector of the Parana River

  • Cooperation in the Navigable Course of the Sava River

  • Transboundary Cooperation through the Management of Shared Natural Resources: The Case of the Shkoder/Skadar Lake

  • How Far is the Current Status of the Transboundary Shkodra Lake from Requirements for Integrated River Basin Management?

  • Economic Governance and Common Pool Management of Transboundary Water Resources

  • Water Resources Management in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin Using Cooperative Game Theory

  • Conflict Resolution in Transboundary Waters: Incorporating Water Quality in Negotiations

  • The Johnston Plan in a Negotiated Solution for the Jordan Basin

  • References

  • Further Reading