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Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database DLESE Reviewed Collection
This collection of databases is intended to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. The searchable collections include data such as case studies, freshwater treaties from 1820 to 2001, events concerning historical water relations from 1948 to 1999, a register of international river basins, and information on interstate water compacts in the United States. There is also spatial data on transboundary freshwater indicator variables, international river basins, and a map and image gallery. Other materials include links to the organization's publications and research projects, and a set of links to other databases and publications on freshwater conflict issues.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Services:
    • Search engine
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
CSV files require spreadsheet software or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software
Some documents require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2005 Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-541
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Human systems:
      • How forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Aaron T. Wolf
Department of Geosciences
Oregon State University

Publisher: Department of Geosciences
Oregon State University