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Reflecting on twenty years of international agreements concerning water governance : insights and key learning. / Mirumachi, Naho; Hurlbert, Margot.

In: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol. 22, No. 2, 06.2022, p. 317-332.

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Mirumachi, N & Hurlbert, M 2022, 'Reflecting on twenty years of international agreements concerning water governance: insights and key learning', International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 317-332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-022-09564-9

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Mirumachi, N., & Hurlbert, M. (2022). Reflecting on twenty years of international agreements concerning water governance: insights and key learning. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 22(2), 317-332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-022-09564-9

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Mirumachi N, Hurlbert M. Reflecting on twenty years of international agreements concerning water governance: insights and key learning. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 2022 Jun;22(2):317-332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-022-09564-9

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Mirumachi, Naho ; Hurlbert, Margot. / Reflecting on twenty years of international agreements concerning water governance : insights and key learning. In: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 2022 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 317-332.

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