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Will freshwater soon become more valueable then oil?: A study on global water conflicts and it's necessity in the future
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Political Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Water is a vital part of our lives. When it comes to a certain state where water become scares it has a huge impact on our lives. When nations constantly face increasing population growth and globalization, water becomes even more essential, since the demand for freshwater increase whilst our water supplies decrease. It is important to explain the matter of freshwater, since freshwater is the only water that can be used for e.g. agriculture and as drinking water, which are the most important components of our lives.

The issue of water scarcity is complex since most of the water in the world is shared by two or more nations; therefore it is even more important to cooperate now than ever before. Water scarcity is found all over the world, although this thesis will primarily focus on the Tigris-Euphrates region; where water conflicts are very evident since three nations (riparians) share the two rivers.

In this thesis I will do a case study of the Tigris-Euphrates in order to see if there are any possibilities or obstructions for Turkey, Iraq and Syria to reach a cooperative solution to the extensive conflict.

A theoretical framework which is built upon the three level negotiation theory of water politics is going to be used to bring awareness to the negotiation process. The negotiation process over the two rivers water allocation amongst the three riparians have been far from successful, therefore there is a need to revise the current issue by using the three level negotiation theory as a foundation to advocate cooperation in order to find possible resolutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
water conflicts, Tigris-Euphrates
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15558OAI: diva2:426418
Subject / course
IHH, Political Science
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2011-08-04 Created: 2011-06-23 Last updated: 2011-08-04Bibliographically approved

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