Management of international water resources has not received adequate attention in the recent past, even though such bodies are often the last major source of water available for development. International organizations have generally tended to shy away from these complex issues because of their political sensitivity. Currently even a reliable picture of the extent and magnitude of the problem is unknown. This ‘softly, softly’ approach has to change. This paper objectively reviews some of the major developments on this increasingly critical issue during the past two decades.
By Asit K. Biswas, 1993. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 167-188. DOI: 10.1080/07900629308722582