Transboundary Waters

Water is a shared resource. Currently, 276 rivers and 592 groundwater aquifers cross international boundaries. Coordination across these boundaries adds a dimension of complexity to water governance. The research projects we engage in seek to examine the multi-level governance of water that traverses international political boundaries, including how countries coordinate and negotiate horizontally, with other countries, and vertically, within the country.

GIS Map Courtesy of the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database
Department of Geosciences, Oregon State Universit