First Publication of the Max Planck Foundation on Water Law and Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Region now Available

“Water Law and Cooperation in the Euphrates Tigris Region: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach” evaluates …

… various management issues related to the difficult question of sharing the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. Unlike many other scholarly works on the subject it puts the focus on the governing normative framework, but places it into a wider context of a comparative and inter-disciplinary dimension.

The book contains 17 contributions by water experts and scholars of various different disciplines, from the region and beyond. It was jointly edited by Aysegül Kibaroglu (Okan University), Adele J. Kirschner, (MPFPR), Sigrid Mehring (GIZ), and Rüdiger Wolfrum (MPFPR) and is available as of September 2013 at Martinus Brill/Nihoff Publishers.

By offering an arena for sharing ideas and developing future prospects, this timely and comprehensive publication not only provides a basis for deepening mutual exchange between scholars and experts from the riparians of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, namely Iraq, Syria and Turkey, but will hopefully also foster a productive dialogue between practitioners and scholars of different backgrounds.

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