Managing transboundary resources: Lessons from river-basin accords

Milich, L., and R.G. Varady. 1998. Managing transboundary resources: Lessons from river-basin accords, Environment 40(8):10-15, 35-41.

Examines three European transboundary river basin accords – pertaining to the Rhine, the Danube, and the Torneälven River (separating Finland and Sweden) – exemplifying the competing values involved in the management of natural resources; compares these policy instruments to the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC), created as a consequence of NAFTA by the United States and Mexico, which may be the most promising model of openness, transparency, capacity-building, and bottom-up design in transboundary river basin management to date.