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Too often, negotiation over-emphasizes bargaining and competition embedded in zero-sum thinking. In welcome contrast, this book has an emphasis on constructive engagement and encouraging space in negotiations for deliberation, hearing multiple perspectives and consensus-building. Institutionalizing, or normalizing, this approach would lead to more informed and respectful negotiations and, hopefully, wiser and fairer choices.

 

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Transboundary rivers are increasingly being drawn upon to meet the needs of growing populations and economies. 

This book presents practical tools for conceptualizing and implementing cooperative, participatory management of shared water resources. It stresses the importance of information, communication, institutions and adaptability. It points to the range of benefits from water management and development that can be derived cooperatively, and must be shared equitably. 

 

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Flow – The essentials of environmental flows

This guide offers practical advice for the implementation of environmental flows in the river basins of the world. It explains how to assess flow requirements, change the legal and financial framework, and involve stakeholders in negotiations. ‘Flow’ sets out a path from conflict over limited water resources and environmental degradation to a water management system that reduces poverty, ensures healthy rivers and shares water equitably.

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