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Swatuk, L., & Wirkus, L. (Eds.). (2018). Water, climate change and the boomerang effect. Unintentional consequences for resource insecurity.. New York: Routledge.

In line with COP21 agreements, state-led climate change mitigation and adaptation actions are being undertaken to transition to carbon-neutral, green economies. However, the capacity of many countries for action is limited and may result in a ‘boomerang effect’, defined as the unintended... more

Swatuk, L. (2018). Commentary \ Hello #WaterWars, bye bye #DayZero—Where have you gone ClimateChaos old friend?.
Bonn: BICC.

Larry Swatuk, Associate Researcher at BICC, comments on ongoing popular debates like #WaterWars, #DayZero. He argues for avoiding alarmism and hyperbole as tools of motivation for human action.  Instead, Swatuk reflects on the challenge to ensure adequate amounts and qualities of water for the... more

Swatuk, L. (2015). Commentary \ "Water woes but not water wars: Getting beyond fatalism". Bonn: BICC.

Professor Larry Swatuk, University of Waterloo, Canada, is an expert on environmental security and natural resources governance. Commenting on the water crisis in California he argues: “In my view, this prolonged drought challenges not only Californians but every one of us to reconsider the ends to... more

Wirkus, L., & Swatuk, L. (Eds.). (2009). Transboundary water governance in Southern Africa. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

This collection of Southern African case studies is intended to contribute to the burgeoning literature on transboundary water governance (TBWG) particularly as it applies to areas of the Global South. Specifically, the collection interrogates the idea of the ‘boundary’. Transboundary Management is... more

Swatuk, L., & Wirkus, L. (2009). Transboundary water governance in Southern Africa: Beyond the state. In L. Swatuk, & L. Wirkus (Eds.), Transboundary water governance in Southern Africa – Examining underexplored dimension (Reihe Sustainable peace and global security governance) (pp. 197-207). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

This collection of Southern African case studies is intended to contribute to the burgeoning literature on transboundary water governance (TBWG) particularly as it applies to areas of the Global South. Specifically, the collection interrogates the idea of the ‘boundary’. Transboundary... more

Swatuk, L., & Wirkus, L. (2009). Transboundary water governance in Southern Africa: An indroduction. In L. Swatuk, & L. Wirkus (Eds.), Transboundary water governance in Southern Africa – Ecamining underexplored dimension (Reihe Sustainable Peace abd Global Security Governance) (pp. 11-29). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

This collection of Southern African case studies is intended to contribute to the burgeoning literature on transboundary water governance (TBWG) particularly as it applies to areas of the Global South. Specifically, the collection interrogates the idea of the ‘boundary’. Transboundary... more