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Governance of transboundary hydrographic sub basins: the Apa River basin (Brasil-Paraguay), and the Quarai River basin (Brasil-Uruguay). (in Portuguese)

Silva, Luis Paulo Batista da

This article analyzes the changes taking place in the governance of transboundary
river basins located within the institutional framework of the larger de la Plata
river basin. The article illustrates the changes in scale affecting the governance
of water resources in the region by discussing the cases of the transboundary
basins of the Apa river (Brazil-Paraguay) and the Quarai river (Brazil-Uruguay).
Using these examples, I emphasise the distinction between transnational and
transboundary basins: In this case, only the Quarai river basin has the double
character of trans-national and trans-boundary. This case also shows that
cooperation policies in water resources management form part of a broader set
of cooperation initiatives related to cross-border interactions.

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