Show simple item record Mbaiwa, J.E. 2011-11-23T13:12:54Z 2011-11-23T13:12:54Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Mbaiwa, J.E. (2004) Causes and possible solutions to water resources conflicts in the Okavango River basin: The case of Angola, Namibia and Botswana, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 29. No. 15, pp.1319-1326 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews available literature concerning water resources use in the Okavango River Basin (ORB). It describes a number of common arguments regarding possibilities for the emergence of violent conflict in and among Basin states, particularly those states party to the Okavango River Basin Commission (Okacom)—Angola, Botswana and Namibia. The paper presents data concerning present and future water demands and examines a number of formal, institutional steps taken by global and regional actors to facilitate sustainable development, natural resources management and peaceful cooperation in the Basin. Contrary to trends in much of the literature, the paper suggests that there is great scope for enhanced inter-state cooperation in the Basin. It argues that to achieve sustainable utilisation of water resources and avoid violent conflict in the ORB, an integrated management plan for the entire basin needs to be developed. In addition, each basin member-state should observe international and regional conventions and treaties governing the use of water resources when designing national water development projects that require the use of water from the ORB. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier, en_US
dc.subject sustainable development en_US
dc.subject okavango river basin en_US
dc.subject water resources conflicts en_US
dc.subject riparian states en_US
dc.title Causes and possible solutions to water resource conflicts in the Okavango River Basin: The case of Angola, Namibia and Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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