Water and Diplomacy 2011
Shafiqul “Shafik” Islam, ScD. Professor, School of Engineering and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
William Moomaw, PhD. Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
1. Session 22 – Readings
Rhine Case Study - Please note that these readings will be structured differently than some of the other classes.
Schulz, Anna. Rhine River Case Study. (2008)
Barnett, T.P., et al. Potential Impacts of a Warming Climate on Water Availability in Snow-Dominated Regions. 438 Nature 17 (2005).
Bogaard, T.A., et al. Hydrological Challenges in the Rhine- and Meuse Basins. NCR Report.
Frijters, Ine and Jan Leentvaar. Rhine Case Study. UNESCO PC -->CP.
Gupta, Joyeeta et al. Report on Relevant National and International Treaties and Regulations: An Inventory of Institutions Involved in Water and Environmental Quality of the Rhine and the Elbe River, the North and Wadden Seas. D1.3 of the Eurocat Project. (2002).
Huisman, Pieter, et al. Transboundary Cooperation in Shared River Basins: Experiences from the Rhine, Meuse and North Sea. 2 Water Policy (2000).
Kabat, Pavel et al. Climate Proofing the Netherlands. 438 Nature 17 (2005).
Kleinn, J. et al. Hydrologic Simulations in the Rhine Basin Driven by a Regional Climate Model. 110 Journal of Geophysical Research (2005).
Moellenkamp, S. The "WFD-effect" on Upstream-Downstream Relations in International River Basins-Insights from the Rhine and the Elbe Basins. 4 Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. (2007).
Mostert, Erik. International Cooperation on Rhine Water Quality 1945-2008: An Example to Follow? Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (2008).
Nienhuis, P.H., et al. Ecological Rehabilitation of the Lowland Basin of the River Rhine. 478 Hydrobiologia (2002).
Pfister, Laurent, et al. Climate Change, Land Use Change and Runoff Prediction in the Rhine-Meuse Basins. 20 River Res. Applic. (2004).
Tol, Richard, and Andreas Langen. A Concise History of Dutch River Floods. 46 Climate Change (2000).
Tol, Richard, et al. Adapting to Climate: A Case Study on Riverine Flood Risks in the Netherlands. 23 Risk Analysis 3 (2003).
Vervuren, P.J.A. et al. Flooding Events on the Rhine and the Survival and Distribution of Riparian Plant Species. 91 Journal of Ecology 1 (2003).
Verweij, Marco. A Watershed on the Rhine: Changing Approaches to International Environmental Cooperation. 47 GeoJournal (1999).
1.3. Treaties, Non-binding Agreements & Regulations
Convention between the delegates of the riparian states of Lake Constance: Bade, Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland and Wurtemberg, concerning the regulation of the flow of water of Lake Constance near Constance, August 31, 1857 .
State treaty between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Land Rhineland-Palatinate in the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the construction of a hydro-electric power-plant on the Sauer (Sûre) at Rosport/Ralingen, signed at Trier, April 25, 1950 .
Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the management of the upper course of the Rhine between Basel and Strasbourg and protocol annexed to the convention, signed at Luxembourg, October 27, 1956 .
Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the course of the common frontier, the boundary waters, real property situated near the frontier, traffic crossing the frontier on land and via inland waters, and..., April 8, 1960 .
Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning the treaty of 12 May 1863 to regulate the diversion of water from the River Meuse and the convention of 11 January 1873 amending that treaty, February 24, 1961 .
Protocol between the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg concerning the establishment of an international commission to protect the Moselle against pollution, December 20, 1961 .
Convention between the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany additional to the convention of 4 July 1969 on the subject of the management of the Rhine between Strasbourg/Kehl and Lauterbourg/Neuburgweier, signed at Bonn, July 16, 1975 .
Agreement between the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg concerning the maintenance, restoration and operation of the section of the Moselle common to the two states, September 14, 1976 .
Convention between the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany modifying and completing the additional convention of 16 July 1975 to the convention of 4 July 1969 on the subject of the management of the Rhine between Strasbourg/Kehl and Lauter, December 6, 1982 .
Convention between the government of the French Republic and the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the realization and exploitation of certain industrial settlements on the Moselle, March 12, 1986 .
Agreement between the government of the French Republic, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on flood warning for the catchment basin of the Moselle, October 1, 1987 .
Agreement between the government of the Land Badenwurttemberg and the Swiss Federal Council concerning the joint construction and operation of a monitoring and control station downstream of Basel to monitor the water quality of the River Rhine, May 17, 1990 .