By Emma S. Norman
With virtually the total world’s water basins crossing political borders of a few variety, realizing how one can cooperate with one’s neighbor is of worldwide relevance. For Indigenous groups, whose conventional homelands may well predate and problem the present borders, and whose courting to water resources are associated with the safety of conventional lifeways (or ‘ways of life’), transboundary water governance is deeply political.
This booklet explores the nuances of transboundary water governance via an in-depth exam of the Canada-US border, with an emphasis at the management of Indigenous actors (First countries and local Americans). The inclusion of this "third sovereign" within the dialogue of Canada-U.S. relatives presents a huge street to problem borders as mounted, either by way of usual source governance and citizenship, and highlights the position of non-state actors in charting new territory in water governance. the quantity widens the dialog to supply a wealthy research of the cultural politics of transboundary water governance.
In this context, the ebook explores the problem of what makes a superb up-stream neighbor and analyzes the rescaling of transboundary water governance. via narrative, the ebook explores how those governance mechanisms are associated with wider problems with environmental justice, decolonization, and self-determination. to focus on the altering styles of water governance, it makes a speciality of six case experiences that grapple with transboundary water matters at assorted scales and with various buildings of border politics, from the Pacific beach to the good Lakes.