Transboundary Water Cooperation – Principles, Practice and Prospects for China and Its Neighbours, Patricia Wouters, Huiping Chen, James E. Nickum (Eds.), Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance, 2018

Grounded in international experience, this comprehensive volume provides readers with an up-to-date overview of current international transboundary water resource sharing policies and practices, including detailed case studies at both domestic and international levels. The authors discuss existing international laws, treaties, and principles that may stimulate transboundary water cooperation and dialogue, and then analyse a number of international experiences with treaties in North America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. They take stock of China’s water resource issues, legal practices and options, examine case studies of China’s southern shared rivers, and explore some innovative approaches to cooperative management of shared waters within China. 

The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Water International. The book may be purchased online, at