New Waves November 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Textbook on transboundary water conflict recently published

Dr. Daene McKinney, professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas, along with three other university professors, has recently co-authored a textbook discussing transboundary water conflict.

“Bridges over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation” is co-written by Dr. Ariel Dinar of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Shlomi Dinar of Florida International University, Dr. Stephen McCaffrey from the University of the Pacific and McKinney. The comprehensive text is intended for graduate level courses in policy, economics, engineering and international relations

“Bridges over Water” places the study of transboundary water conflicts in the context of the various disciplines, analyzing them using various quantitative approaches such as river basin modeling and game theory. Case studies of particular transboundary river basins, lakes and aquifers are also considered.

The book’s publisher, World Scientific, promotes the book as “the first textbook for a relatively recent yet rapidly expanding field of study.” The book is available online on or from the publisher at

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