Fixed Water Sharing Agreements Sustainable to Drought

Ambec, Stefan, Dinar, Ariel and McKinney, Daene (2011) Fixed Water Sharing Agreements Sustainable to Drought. LERNA Working Paper, n. 11.19.353

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Abstract

By signing a fixed water sharing agreement (FWSA), countries voluntarily commit to release a fixed amount of river water in exchange for an agreed compensation. We examine the vulnerability of such commitments to reduced water ows. Among all FWSAs that are acceptable to riparian countries, we find out the one which is sustainable to the most severe
drought scenarios. The so-called upstream incremental FWSA assigns to each country its marginal contribution to its followers in the river. Its mirror image, the downstream incremental FWSA, is not sustainable to reduced ow at the source. We apply our analysis to the Aral Sea basin agreement.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: October 2011
JEL codes: D74 - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
Q25 - Water
Q28 - Government Policy
Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 05:45
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:20
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:25130
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/963

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