Peer Reviewed Publications

Watery research boundaries: A bibliometric and network science approach to explore gaps and overlaps in water research

Lauren E.Dennis, Caitlin A.Grady

As the global community faces increasing water-related challenges, enabling safe and secure water access will require cooperation, purposeful water management, and a variety of expertise and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

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Mapping actual evapotranspiration using Landsat for the conterminous United States: Google Earth Engine implementation and assessment of the SSEBop model

Gabriel B.Senay, MacKenzie Friedrichs, Charles Morton, Gabriel E.L. Parrish, Matthew Schauer, Kul Khand, Stefanie Kagone, Olena Boiko, Justin Huntington

The estimation and mapping of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) is an active area of applied research in the fields of agriculture and water resources. Thermal remote sensing-based methods, using coarse resolution satellites, have been successful at estimating ETa over the conterminous United States (CONUS) and other regions of the world.

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Patterns in transboundary aquifer governance: comparative analysis of eight case studies from the perspective of efficacy

Maya Velis, Kirstin I. Conti, Frank Biermann

We performed a comparative analysis of eight case studies worldwide from the perspective of transboundary aquifer governance efficacy. First, we mapped variation in institutional design, applying institutional design criteria in four dimensions linked to The OECD Principles on Water Governance.

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Multi-level hegemony in transboundary Flood Risk Management: A downstream perspective on the Maritsa Basin

Anusha Sanjeev Mehta, Jeroen F. Warner

While the literature takes a neutral to optimistic view of cooperation between the riparian countries Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece on Flood Risk Management (FRM), floods in the Maritsa Basin have been increasing over the last decade.

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Future upstream water consumption and its impact on downstream water availability in the transboundary Indus Basin

Wouter J. Smolenaars, Sanita Dhaubanjar, Muhammad K. Jamil, Arthur Lutz, Walter Immerzeel, Fulco Ludwig, and Hester Biemans

The densely populated plains of the lower Indus Basin largely depend on water resources originating in the mountains of the transboundary upper Indus Basin. Recent studies have improved our understanding of this upstream–downstream linkage and the impact of climate change. However, water use in the mountainous part of the Indus and its hydropolitical implications have been largely ignored.

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Reducing adverse impacts of Amazon hydropower expansion

ALEXANDER S. FLECKER, QINRU SHI, RAFAEL M. ALMEIDA, HÉCTOR ANGARITA, JONATHAN M. GOMES-SELMAN, ROOSEVELT GARCÍA-VILLACORTA, SURESH A. SETHI, STEVEN A. THOMAS, N. LEROY POFF, BRUCE R. FORSBERG, SEBASTIAN A. HEILPERN, STEPHEN K. HAMILTON, JORGE D. ABAD, ELIZABETH P. ANDERSON, NATHAN BARROS, ISABEL CAROLINA BERNAL, RICHARD BERNSTEIN, CARLOS M. CAÑAS, OLIVIER DANGLES, ANDREA C. ENCALADA, AYAN S. FLEISCHMANN, MICHAEL GOULDING, JONATHAN HIGGINS, CÉLINE JÉZÉQUEL, ERIN I. LARSON, PETER B. MCINTYRE, JOHN M. MELACK, MARIANA MONTOYA, THIERRY OBERDORFF, RODRIGO PAIVA, GUILLAUME PEREZ, BRENDAN H. RAPPAZZO, SCOTT STEINSCHNEIDER, SANDRA TORRES, MARIANA VARESE, M. TODD WALTER, XIAOJIAN WU, YEXIANG XUE, XAVIER E. ZAPATA-RÍOS, AND CARLA P. GOMES

Proposed hydropower dams at more than 350 sites throughout the Amazon require strategic evaluation of trade-offs between the numerous ecosystem services provided by Earth’s largest and most biodiverse river basin. 

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THE GUIDING LEGAL REGIME AND INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY WATERCOURSE: A REVIEW

Yusuf Ali MOHAMMED

Among contentious international law issues, the transboundary watercourse management, which is exhibited with a conflicting states interest, is at the center of international law discussion. In order to vividly grasp the very essence behind such conflicting states interest, it is quite important to understand how – the international water law works, and – its institutional platform arrangements are established.

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