Locating the channel and other tales from the river bank: constants and change in river boundary delimitation

Richard Schofield*

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Abstract

Nowhere is the contrast between the top-down process of drawing a boundary and the ground-up reality of living with it so obvious as in delimitations along rivers–live features not just physically but also, potentially, navigable arteries. Illustrations are drawn from the chequered history of two famous colonial river boundaries along the Shatt al-Arab and Jordan rivers; and in the invocation of history in legal settlements of the status of Kasikili/Sedudu Island in the Caprivi Strip (1995–99) and the Abyei region on the Bahr al Arab between Sudan and South Sudan (2008–09).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-1000
Number of pages22
JournalWATER INTERNATIONAL
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Botswana
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Namibia
  • River boundary delimitation
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan

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