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Warner, J.F. and Meissner, R. 2003. The politics of security in the Okavango river basin: From civil war to saving wetlands (1975 – 2002); a preliminary security impact analysis


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The politics of security in the Okavango river basin: From civil war to saving wetlands (1975 – 2002); a preliminary security impact analysis.

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The Okavango Delta is a near-pristine wetland in a semi-arid region. Sustainable development means a compromise between respecting the ecosystem's integrity and the economic well-being of future generations – safeguarding the economic, environmental and, the cultural values of the Okavango area. The current consensus in the international water world is that a catchment like the Okavango is best managed in an integrated manner, in which hydrological boundaries rather than administrative boundaries are, respected (Wester & Warner, 2002). However, the clash between securitised environmental and economic values of water conflict, and indeed, interventions (projects) in the Okavango Delta has given rise to conflicts between states and interest groups as well as minor inter-state disputes.

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