During its first phase of activities, PCCP has asked experts directly or indirectly involved in the management of selected river basins to author a series of case studies. The case studies draw lessons from both the root causes of conflicts as well as from examples of successful co-operation in transboundary water resources management. They provide an important summary of data related to the hydrology of the river basins in addition to substantial information on the historical management of the water resources. The legal, political and economical aspects, which make every case unique, were also analyzed and assessed.
Since the second phase of the programme, the case study development follows an innovative approach. The ministries concerned with the management of the selected water body of all riparian countries nominate experts who are asked to co-author the study on their respective behalf. Representatives from the government,.the civil society from all countries as well as other stakeholders are invited to contribute to the exercise. The dialogue opportunities offered by the joint writing process, as well as the review and the validation of the study, support the cooperation process and underline the importance to jointly manage the transboundary water resources in question.
- Grégoire Alé and Hatimi Tchabore, Cas du bassin du Mono (Togo-Bénin). [forthcoming]
- Alavaro Carmo Vas and Pieter van der Zaag, Sharing the Incomati Waters: Cooperation and Competition in the Balance, UNESCO-IHP, 2003, 102 p., Summary
- Alan Nicol, The Nile: Moving Beyond Cooperation, UNESCO-IHP, 2003, 33 p., Summary
- Hernán Romero and César Reyes, El sistema acuifero Ostua Metapan. [forthcoming]
- Keith W. Muckleston, International Management in the Columbia River System, UNESCO-IHP, 47 p. Summary
- Raùl Artiga, The Case of the Trifinio Plan in the Upper Lempa: Opportunities and Challenges for the Shared Management of Central American Transnational Basins, UNESCO-IHP, 2003, 13 p., Summary
- Isaac Martinez Gonzalez and Rolando Zuleta Roncal with the support of Anibal Pacheco Miranda and Julio Sanjines Gotilla, Co-operation on the lake Titicaca, in Spanish, UNESCO-IHP, 2006, 105 p., Summary
- Ti Le-Huu and Lien Nguyen Duc in cooperation with Apichart Anukularmphai, Do Hong Phan, Khammone Ponekeo, Pech Sokhem and Zhang Hai-Lun, Mekong Case Study, UNESCO-IHP, 2003, 56 p., Summary (forthcoming)
- Viktor Dukhovny and Vadim Sokolov, Lessons on Cooperation Building to Manage Water Conflicts in the Aral Sea Basin, UNESCO-IHP, 2003, 50 p., Summary
- Eric Mostert, Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of International Freshwater Resources: A Global Review, UNESCO-IHP, 2003, 63 p., Summary