Accession Number : ADA316931

Title :   Conflict Resoultion, Collaboration and Management in International and Regional Water Resources Issues.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Priscoli, Jerome D.

PDF Url : ADA316931

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : My objectives for this paper are to link water resources institution building to theory and process of conflict resolution and collaboration; To do this, I will use concepts from three fields; water resources management; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and; international relations. Social scientists say that institutions are routinized patterns of behavior creating stable expectations over time. These patterns are driven by values which over time are often latent and unexamined. Water resources institutions are being transformed by a profound changes in values. Bringing new values and their attendant claims to bear on water institutions means a long term shift in patterns of behavior of water resources managers. However, by focusing on the nation state, rich experience of building water institutions is often missed because much of it has fallen within and not among nation states. Actually, what were once regional intrastate issues can become international. We have only to look at Central Asia. Therefor I choose to use the word interjurisdictional to cast a broad net to capture such water resources institution building experiences.

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, RESOLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, PATTERNS, CONFLICT, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, BEHAVIOR, VALUE, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ASIA, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE