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Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters


  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: June 2006
  • Page count: 164
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 06.III.D.39

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In Africa, most major rivers, freshwater lakes, and aquifers are shared by two or more countries. These nations are becoming increasingly vulnerable to conflict, and their vulnerabilities are made more acute by climatic variations in precipitation, increasing urbanization, industrialization and environmental degradation. The concept of resilience and vulnerability as it relates to water resources is tackled in this report within the framework of sustainability and relates to the ability of the human and bio-physical systems to adapt to change.