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Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database DLESE Reviewed Collection
The database includes 150 water related treaties and 39 US compacts. The International Treaties and Compacts section is searchable by nation, basin, issues, conflict resolution mechanisms, non-water linkages, and date. US Compacts are searchable by state, basin, focus and date. For all treaties or compacts there is a summary of the agreement, the parties involved, allocations if applicable and other information pertinent to a specific agreement. There is also information available on indigenous approaches to water conflict resolution, a digitized inventory of the world's river basins with data about those basins, and a bibliography featuring publications about transboundary freshwater dispute resolution.
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:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2003.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-051
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