Future bottlenecks in international river basins: where transboundary institutions, population growth and hydrological variability intersect

Marloes H.N. Bakker, James A. Duncan

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Abstract

ABSTRACTUsing global data, this article examines the nexus of transboundary flood events and future social vulnerability. Which international river basins are forecast to experience an increase in both hydrological variability and population in the future, but currently lack institutional provisions to deal with these shared events? Concentrations of elevated risk are found in several basins in Central Asia, Central America and Central Africa. The article ends by highlighting transboundary basins that merit further investigation and possibly additional institution building to reduce urban flood risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-424
Number of pages25
JournalWater International
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2017

Keywords

  • Floods
  • international river basins
  • institutions
  • population growth
  • hydrological variabilityhydrological variability
  • transboundary

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