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When Water Defines the Border; A case study of the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resiliencies in the San Juan River Basin between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Kalleklev, Marthe LU (2010) FKVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper examines the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resiliencies in the San
Juan River Basin located on the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This
examination is possible by studying the characteristics of vulnerable and resilient
international river basins presented in a UNEP report from 2007. Further, this
paper will assess the risks of escalating conflict and the possibilities of a good
cooperation between the riparian countries. The hypothesis of this paper is that the
relationship between two countries that share a river that also defines the border
between them tends to be more conflictive than cooperative. The findings of this
paper show that the relationship between Nicaragua and Costa Rica has been tense
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This paper examines the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resiliencies in the San
Juan River Basin located on the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This
examination is possible by studying the characteristics of vulnerable and resilient
international river basins presented in a UNEP report from 2007. Further, this
paper will assess the risks of escalating conflict and the possibilities of a good
cooperation between the riparian countries. The hypothesis of this paper is that the
relationship between two countries that share a river that also defines the border
between them tends to be more conflictive than cooperative. The findings of this
paper show that the relationship between Nicaragua and Costa Rica has been tense
because of the prolonged border dispute, and this makes it harder for them to
cooperate over the water resources they share. However, there seem to be political
will to cooperate because the poor environmental condition of the San Juan River
Basin. (Less)
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author
Kalleklev, Marthe LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Border Dispute, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, San Juan River Basin, Vulnerability, Resilience, Sustainable hydropolitics, Conflict, Cooperation.
language
English
id
1652952
date added to LUP
2010-09-13 09:30:58
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2015-12-14 13:34:36
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resiliencies in the San
Juan River Basin located on the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This
examination is possible by studying the characteristics of vulnerable and resilient
international river basins presented in a UNEP report from 2007. Further, this
paper will assess the risks of escalating conflict and the possibilities of a good
cooperation between the riparian countries. The hypothesis of this paper is that the
relationship between two countries that share a river that also defines the border
between them tends to be more conflictive than cooperative. The findings of this
paper show that the relationship between Nicaragua and Costa Rica has been tense
because of the prolonged border dispute, and this makes it harder for them to
cooperate over the water resources they share. However, there seem to be political
will to cooperate because the poor environmental condition of the San Juan River
Basin.},
  author       = {Kalleklev, Marthe},
  keyword      = {Border Dispute,Costa Rica,Nicaragua,San Juan River
Basin,Vulnerability,Resilience,Sustainable hydropolitics,Conflict,Cooperation.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When Water Defines the Border; A case study of the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resiliencies in the San Juan River Basin between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.},
  year         = {2010},
}