TFDD Publications

Petersen-Perlman, Jacob, Jennifer Veilleux, and Aaron T. Wolf. 2017. International water conflict and cooperation: Challenges and opportunities. Water International. pp. 1-16.

Veilleux, J. C. and Anderson, E. P. 2016. 2015 Snapshot of Water Security in the Nile, Mekong, and Amazon River Basins. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 25: 8–14. doi:10.1002/lob.10085.

Ogren, Kimberly. 2015. Water Governance Process Assessment: Evaluating the Link between Decision Making Processes and Outcomes in the Columbia River Basin. Oregon State University. Ph. D. Dissertation.

Watson, Julie. 2015. Beyond Cooperation: Environmental Justice in Transboundary Water Management. Oregon State University. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Veilleux, Jennifer C. 2015. Water Conflict Case Study – Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam: Turning from Conflict to Cooperation. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. 13 August 2015.

Petersen-Perlman, Jacob D. and Aaron T. Wolf. 2015. Getting to the First Handshake: Enhancing Security by Initiating Cooperation in Transboundary River Basins. Journal of the American Water Resources Association Paper No. JAWRA-14-0193-P. pp. 1-20.

De Stefano, L., M. Svendsen, M. Giordano, B. Steel, B. Brown, and A. T. Wolf. 2014. Water Governance Benchmarking: Concepts and Approach Framework as Applied to Middle East and North Africa Countries. Water Policy 16 (6): 1121–39.

Pak, Mariya. 2014. International River Basin Management in the Face of Change: Syr Darya Basin Case Study. Oregon State University. Ph. D. Dissertation.

Petersen-Perlman, Jacob. 2014. Mechanisms of Cooperation for States’ Construction of Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Projects in Transboundary River Basins. Oregon State University. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Subramanian, A., B. Brown, and A. T. Wolf. 2014. Understanding and overcoming risks to cooperation along transboundary rivers. Water Policy 16 (5):824. 

Henkel Marianne, Fiona Schüler, Alexander Carius, and Aaron T. Wolf 2014. Financial Sustainability of International River Basin Organizations. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Final Report.

Veilleux, Jennifer. C. 2014. Is Dam Development a Mechanism for Human Security? Scale and Perception of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia and the Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River in Laos. Oregon State University. Ph.D. Dissertation. 

Blankespoor, Brian et al. 2014. Assessing the Economic and Political Impacts of Climate Change on International River Basins using Surface Wetness in the Zambezi and Mekong Basins. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper, No. 14-005/II. 

Pak M, Wegerich K, Kazbekov J.  2014.  Re-examining conflict and cooperation in Central Asia: a case study from the Isfara River, Ferghana Valley. International Journal of Water Resources Development. 30(2):230-245.

Veilleux, Jennifer C. 2013. The Human Security Dimensions of Dam Development: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Global Dialogue. 15(2). 

Veilleux, Jennifer C., Matthew Zentner, Aaron Wolf. 2014. The Relationship Between Freshwater Resources, Socio-Cultural Dynamics, and Geopolitical Stability. USGIF Monograph Series #1: Challenges of Socio-Cultural Dynamics for Global Security. Chapter 3.2. 

Tullos, D. D., E. Foster-Moore, D. Magee, B. Tilt, A. T. Wolf, E. Schmitt, F. Gassert, and K. Kibler. 2013. Biophysical, socioeconomic, and geopolitical vulnerabilities to hydropower development on the Nu River, China. Ecology and Society. 18(3): 16.

Giordano, Mark, Alena Drieschova, James A. Duncan, Yoshiko Sayama, Lucia De Stefano, Aaron T. Wolf. 2013. A review of the evolution and state of transboundary freshwater treaties. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics. May 2013.

Petersen-Perlman, Jacob, Jennifer Veilleux, Matthew Zentner, Aaron Wolf. 2012. Case Studies on Water Security: Analysis of System Complexity and the Role of Institutions. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education. 149 (1). 4-12. 

Rancier, Racquel. 2012. Assessing tribal water rights settlements as a means for resolving disputes over instream flow claims: a comparative case approach. Oregon State University. Master's Thesis.

Eidem, Nathan. 2012. Enhancing Social-Ecological Resilience in the Colorado River Basin. Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation. 

De Stefano, L., J. Duncan, S. Dinar, K. Stahl, K. Strzepek, A. T. Wolf. 2012. Climate Change and the Institutional Resilience of International River Basins. Journal of Peace Research. 49(1): 193–209.

Wolf, A. T. 2012. Spiritual understandings of conflict and transformation and their contribution to water dialogue. Water Policy. 14: 73–88. 

Eidem, Nathan, Kristel J. Fesler, and Aaron T. Wolf. 2012. Intranational Cooperation and Conflict Over Freshwater: Examples from the Western United States. University Council on Water Resources. 147: 63-71.

Karner, M.A. 2012. Hydropolitics in the Jordan River Basin: The Conflict and Cooperation Potential of Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Trinity College Dublin, Master's Thesis.

De Stefano, L., P. Edwards, L. de Silva, and A. T. Wolf. 2010. Tracking Cooperation and Conflict in International Basins: Historic and Recent Trends. Water Policy. 12(6): 871-884.

Katz-Mink, Elana. 2010. Cooperative Management Structure for the Proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea Conduit. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Master's Thesis. 

Schmeier, Susanne 2010. Governing International Watercourses – Perspectives from Different Disciplines. Hertie School of Governance – Working Papers, No. 53, August 2010 

De Stefano, Lucia, Duncan, James, Shlomi, Dinar, Stahl, Kerstin, Strzepek, Kenneth, Wolf, Aaron T. 2010. Mapping the Resilience of International River Basins to Future Climate Change-Induced Water Variability. World Bank’s Water Sector Board Discussion Paper Series, Paper No. 15, March 2010 

Rees, Gerdy. 2010. The Role of Power and Institutions in Hydrodiplomacy: Does Realism or Neo-liberal Institutionalism offer a stronger theoretical basis for analysing inter-state cooperation over water security? University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. Master's Thesis. 

Wolf, Aaron T (ed). 2009. Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters: Asia. United Nations Environmental Programme: Nairobi, Kenya.

Wolf, Aaron T (ed). 2009. Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters: Europe. United Nations Environmental Programme: Nairobi, Kenya.

Wolf, Aaron T (ed). 2009. Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters: North America. United Nations Environmental Programme: Nairobi, Kenya.

Bakker, M. H. N.  2009.  Transboundary river floods: examining countries, international river basins and continents.  Water Policy.  11: 269-288. 

Bakker, Marloes H.N., 2009. Transboundary River Floods and Institutional Capacity. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 45(3): 553-566.

Eidem, Nathan. 2008. The Western Water Institution Solutions-Western Water Information Network Collaboration: An Analysis of the Social, Economic, and BIophysical Environments Supportive of the Historic Trends in Conflict and Cooperation in the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region 1970-2005. Reclamation Managing Water in the West. US Department of the Interior. June 2008.

Wolf, A. 2008. Healing the Enlightenment Rift: Rationality, Spirituality and Shared Waters. Journal of International Affairs. 61 (2) 51-73. 

MacQuarrie, Patrick, Viriyasakultorn, Vitoon, and Wolf, A.T. 2008. Promoting Cooperation in the Mekong Region through Water Conflict Management, Regional Collaboration, and Capacity Building. GMSARN International Journal 2 (4): 175-186.

Wolf, Aaron T (ed). 2007. Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters: Latin America. United Nations Environmental Programme: Nairobi, Kenya.

Bakker, M. 2007. Transboundary river floods : vulnerability of continents, international river basins and countries. Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation. 

Fesler, K. 2007. An Analysis of Water Resource Conflict and Cooperation in Oregon between 1990 and 2004. Oregon State University, Master's Thesis.

Wolf, A. T. 2007. Shared Waters: Conflict and Cooperation. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 32: 3.1-3.29.

Boehlert, B. 2006. Irrigated Agriculture, Energy, and Endangered Species in the Upper Klamath Basin: Evaluating Trade-Offs and Interconnections. Oregon State University, Master's Thesis. 

Jarvis, T. 2006. Transboundary Groundwater: Geopolitical Consequences, Commons Sense, and the Law of the Hidden Sea. Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation. 

Jarvis, T., Giordano, M., Puri, S., Matsumoto, K., and Wolf, A. 2005. International Borders, Ground Water Flow, and Hydroschizophrenia. Ground Water. 43 (5): 764-770.

Wolf, Aaron T (ed). 2005. Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters: Africa. United Nations Environmental Programme: Nairobi, Kenya.

Stahl, K. 2005. Influence of Hydroclimatology and Socioeconomic Conditions on Water Related International Relations. Water International. 30 (3): 270-282. 

Wolf, A. T., Kramer, A., Carius A., and Dabelko, G. D. 2005. Chapter 5: Managing Water Conflict and Cooperation. In State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security. The WorldWatch Institute. Washington, D.C. 

Whittington, Dale, Xun Wu, Claudia Sadoff. 2004. Water resources management in the Nile basin: the economic value of cooperation. Water Policy 7 (2005): 227-252.

Medzini, A. and Wolf, A. T. 2004. Towards a Middle East at Peace: Hidden Issues in Arab-Israeli Hydropolitics. Water Resources Development. 20 (2): 193-204. 

Yoffe, S. B., Fiske, G., Giordano, M., Giordano, M. A., Larson, K., Stahl, K., and Wolf, A. T. 2004. Geography of international water conflict and cooperation: Data sets and applications. Water Resources Research, 40 (5): 1-12 

Giordano, M. A. 2003. Managing the Quality of Transboundary Rivers: International Principles and Basin-level Practice. Natural Resources Journal. 43 (1): 111-136. 

Giordano, M. A. and Wolf, A. T. 2003. Sharing waters: Post-Rio international water management. Natural Resources Forum. 27: 163-171.

Wolf, A. T., Stahl, K., and Macomber, M. F. 2003. Conflict and cooperation within international river basins: The importance of institutional capacity. Water Resources Update. 125. Universities Council on Water Resouces.

Wolf, A. T., Yoffe, S. B., and Giordano, M. 2003. International waters: identifying basins at risk. Water Policy. 5 (1): 29-60. 

Yoffe, S. B., Wolf, A. T., and Giordano, M. 2003. Conflict and cooperation over international freshwater resources: indicators of basins at risk. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 39 (5): 1109-1126 

Sadoff, Claudia W., David Grey. 2002. Beyond the river: benefits of cooperation on international rivers. Water Policy. 4 (2002): 389-403.

Chalecki, E. L., Gleick, P. H., Larson, K. L., Pregenzer, A. L., and Wolf, A. T. Fire & Water: An Examination of the Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resources Agreements. Environmental Change and Security Project Report. Issue 8, fall 2002. [Word Doc]

Giordano, M. A. 2002. International River Basin Management: Global Principles and Basin Practice. Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation.

Matsumoto, K. 2002. Transboundary Groundwater and International Law: Past Practices and Current Implications. Oregon State University, Master's Paper.

UNEP and OSU. 2002. Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements. United Nations Environmental Programme: Nairobi, Kenya. 

Wolf, A. ed. 2002. Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Water Systems. Cheltenham, UK: Elgar.

Fiske, G. and Yoffe, S. 2001. Use of GIS for analysis of indicators of conflict and cooperation over international freshwater resources. 

Postel, S. and Wolf, A. 2001. Dehydrating Conflict. Foreign Policy. September-October, 60-67. 

Yoffe, S. 2001. Basins at Risk: Conflict and Cooperation Over International Freshwater Resources. Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation. 

Wolf, A. 2000. Trends in Transboundary Water Resources: Lessons for Cooperative Projects in the Middle East. In Water Balances in the Eastern Mediterranean. David B. Brooks and Ozay Mehmet, eds. Ottawa: IDRC Press, 137-156.

Wolf, A. 2000. Indigenous Approaches to Water Conflict Negotiations and Implications for International Waters. International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice. 5 (2).

Wolf, A. 1999. Criteria for Equitable Allocations: The Heart of International Water Conflict. Natural Resources Forum. 23 (1) 3-30.

Wolf, A., Natharius, J., Danielson, J., Ward, B., and Pender, J. 1999. International River Basins of the World. International Journal of Water Resources Development. 15 (4): 387-427.

Yoffe S., and Ward, B. 1999. Water Resources and Indicators of Conflict: A Proposed Spatial Analysis. Water International. 24 (4).

Yoffe, S. B. and Wolf, A. T. 1999. Water, Conflict and Cooperation: Geographical Perspectives. Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Univ. of Cambridge, Spring/Summer. 12 (2): 197-213.

Hamner, J. and Wolf, A. 1998. Patterns in International Water Resource Treaties: The Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database. Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. 1997 Yearbook.

Wolf, A. 1998. Conflict and Cooperation Along International Waterways. Water Policy. 1 (2): 251-265.

Wolf, A. 1995. Hydropolitics along the Jordan River. United Nations University Press. Tokyo. New York. Paris. 283 p.

Related Publications and Unpublished Works

Nax, Natalie. 2016. Looking to the Future: The Indus Waters Treaty and Climate Change. University of Oregon. Master's Thesis. [PDF file]

Grcheva, Irina. 2016. Water Urbanism in Transboundary Regions: The Nile Basin and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Human Settlements, Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning KU Leuven, Master's Thesis.

Deutsche Gesellschaft f�r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). 2015. Transboundary Water Law and Policy - Exchanging Experiences across African River Basin Organisations. GIZ. Esohborn, Germany. 25 July 2015.

Schmeier, Susanne, Andrea K. Gerlak, and Blumstein, Sabine. 2015. Clearing the muddy waters of shared watercourses governance: conceptualizing international River Basin Organizations. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics. May 2015.

Blumstein, Sabine. 2015. Environmental Change and Adaptation Capacities of River Basin Organizations in Southern Africa. University of Leipzig, Ph.D Dissertation.

Bleifuss, Lydia. 2015. “Transboundary Watershed Comparative Study.” Last Modified May 2015. Available on her blog Environmental Dilemmas. Lewis & Clark College: Environmental Studies Program.

Yorth, Bunny. 2014. International Mekong River Basin: Events, Conflicts or Cooperation, and Policy Implications. Oregon State University, Master's Thesis.

Maitra, Sulagna. 2013. Role of Identity in Intra-state Transbounary River Water Conflict Resolution: A Comparative Study of Select Indian Cases. University College Dublin. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Karner, M.A. 2012. Hydropolitics in the Jordan River Basin: The Conflict and Cooperation Potential of Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Trinity College Dublin, Master's Thesis. 

Zentner, M. 2012. Design and impact of water treaties: Managing climate change. Springer Thesis.

Schmeier, Susanne 2012. Governing International Watercourses – River Basin Organizations and Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes. Earthscan from Routledge. November 2012, 288 pages. Available at:

Baltutis, J. 2009. Fairness and Equity in Transboundary Water Resources: A Comparative Analysis of the TWO Analysis and WAS Models as applied to the Jordan River Basin. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Master's Thesis.

Okoth, Simon. 2009. A 'Seat at the Table': Exploring the Relationship between Pluralist Structures and Involvement in Decision-Making--The Case of the Nile Basin Initiative. Virginia Commonwealth University. Ph.D. dissertation.

Rahaman, M.M. 2009. Integrated Water Resources Management: Constraints and Opportunities with a Focus on the Ganges and Brahmaputra River Basins. Helsinki University of Technology, Ph.D. Dissertation.

Davidsen, P. 2006. The Making and Unmaking of the Politics of Exceptionality Studying Processes of Securitisation and Desecuritisation in the Orange and Okavango River Basins. Institute for Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Master's Thesis. 

Intelligence Community Assessment. 2012. Global Water Security. Office of Director of National Intelligence, United States of America, 2 February 2012. 

Parker, J. 2006. Forestalling Water Wars: Returning to Our (Grass) Roots. 

Allouche, J. 2005. Water Nationalism: an Explanation of the Past and Present Conflicts in Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent?. Universite de Geneve, Ph.D. Dissertation. [PDF file]

MacQuarrie, Patrick. 2004. Water Security in the Middle East: Growing Conflict Over Development in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin. Trinity College, Dublin, Master's Thesis. 

Robertson, K. 2004. Design Considerations for an International Facility to Promote Cooperation between States Sharing a Common Water Resource: A Feasibility Study on the International Water Cooperation Facility Initiative. UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Master's Thesis. 

Segal, D. 2004. Singapore's Water Trade with Malaysia and Alternatives. Harvard University.

Jögerskog, A. 2003. Why states cooperate over shared water: The water negotiations in the Jordan River basin. Linköping University, Ph.D. Dissertation. 

Turton, A. R. 2003. The political aspects of institutional developments in the water sector: South Africa and its international river basins. University of Pretoria, South Africa, Ph.D. Dissertation. 

Votrin, V. 2003. Transboundary Water Disputes in Central Asia: Using Indicators of Water Conflict in Identifying Water Conflict Potential. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Master's Thesis.

Berland, A. 2000. The Water Component of the Peace Process Between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Master's Thesis.

Alam, U. Z. 1998. Water Rationality: Mediating the Indus Waters Treaty. University of Durham, Ph.D. Dissertation. 
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