Publications on International Water Cooperation

A selected list of publications on international water cooperation by researchers at the Research School are available below, sorted by year. 


  • Florian Krampe, Anders Jägerskog, & Ashok Swain, “The Environment and Human Security: a Water-Food-Energy Nexus Approach”, in Richard A. Matthew, Evgenia Nizkorodov, & Crystal Murphy, eds., Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security (London: Routledge, 2022.)
  • S Döring (2022). Cooperation and Conflict amid Water Scarcity. Dissertation, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.  ISBN 978-91-506-2936-1.
  • Ashok Swain, Current Understanding of, and threats to, lasting Peace, Technical Note Prepared for UNESCO, 2022.
  • Ashok Swain & Sajid Karim, Understanding the Costs of Non-Cooperation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Basin, Report Prepared for TROSA, Oxfam, 2022.


  • Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal, & Anders Jägerskog, eds., Handbook of Security and the Environment (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2021).

  • Leonie Schiedek, Sara Gabrielsson, Alejandro Jiménez, Ricard Giné, Virginia Roaf, & Ashok Swain, “Assessing national WaSH targets through a water governance lens: a case study of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership commitments”, Journal of Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene for Development, vol. 11, no. 5, 2021, pp. 805-813.
  • Florian Krampe & Ashok Swain, “Environmental Peacebuilding”, in Oliver P. Richmond & Gezim Visoka, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021).

  • Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal & Ander Jägerskog, “Introduction: Security and the Environment – the Link”, in Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal, & Anders Jägerskog, eds., Handbook of Security and the Environment (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2021).

  • Lara B. Fowler & Ashok Swain, “International Joint Commissions for the Settlement of Water Disputes”, Oxford Public International Law, Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021).

  • Ashok Swain, “Water Scarcity and the Need for Education on Water”, in Imtiaz Ahmed & Liyan Zhang, eds., Innovation in Education, (Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh, 2021), pp. 262-274.
  • Grech-Madin, C. (2021). Water and warfare: The evolution and operation of the water taboo. International Security, 45(4), 84-125.
  • K Kim (2021). Civil Resistance in the Shadow of War: Explaining popular mobilization against dams in Myanmar. Dissertation,  Department of Peace and Conflict Research. ISBN 978-91-506-2870-8

  • F Krampe, A Jägerskog, A Swai (2021). The Environment and Human Security: A water–food–energy nexus approach. Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security, 250-259
  • P Wallensteen, A Swain (2021). International Freshwater Resources: Conflict or Cooperation? in: Peter Wallensteen: A Pioneer in Making Peace Researchable, 569-596


  • Grech-Madin, C. (2020). The Water Taboo: Restraining the Weaponisation of Water in International Conflict. Dissertation, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
  • S Döring (2020). From Bullets to Boreholes: A Disaggregated Analysis of Domestic Water Cooperation in Drought-prone Regions. Global Environmental Change 65, 102147.
  • Ashok Swain, (2020) “Climate Change, Collective Action, and Peaceful Change” in T.V. Paul, Deborah Welch Larson, Harold A. Trinkunas, Anders Wivel, and Ralf Emmers, The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).

  • Döring, S., (2020). Come rain, or come wells: How access to groundwater affects communal violence. Political Geography, Volume 76, 102073.


  • Grech-Madin, C. 2019, “Climate Security: Moving Towards Reduced Insecurity”, Stockholm Climate Security Hub
  • Grech-Madin, C., Tritschoks, A. and Klimes, M. 2019, “Managing Water in Trying Times: Striving for Inclusive Water Diplomacy”, Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Grech-Madin, C., Döring, S., Kim, K. and Swain, A. 2019, “Repacking the Policy Toolbox of Water Diplomacy”, Global Water Forum
  • Florian Krampe  & Dan Smith - 2019. Climate-Related Security Risks in the Middle East. In Anders Jägerskog, Michael Schulz, and Ashok Swain (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security. London: Routledge.
  • Anders Jägerskog, Michael Schulz & Ashok Swain, eds., Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security (London: Routledge, 2019).
  • Anders Jägerskog, Michael Schulz & Ashok Swain, “Perspectives on Middle East Security: An Introduction”, in Anders Jägerskog, Michael Schulz & Ashok Swain, eds., Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security (London: Routledge, 2019).
  •  Ashok Swain & Jonathan Hall, “Large-Scale Population Migration and Insecurity in the Middle East”, in Anders Jägerskog, Michael Schulz & Ashok Swain, eds., Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security (London: Routledge, 2019).
  • Ashok Swain, Increasing Migration Pressure and Rising Nationalism: Implications for Multilateralism and SDG Implementation, Background Paper Prepared for the Development Policy Analysis Division of the United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs, June 2019.


  • Grech-Madin, C., Döring, S., Kim, K., Swain, A. (2018). Negotiating Water across Levels: A Peace and Conflict “Toolbox” for Water Diplomacy. Journal of Hydrology, 559: 100-109
  • Swain, Ashok  & Joakim Öjendal, eds., Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding (London: Routledge, 2018).
  • Swain, Ashok. Analyzing Conflict and Cooperation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna and Salween River Basins, A Report Prepared for the Trans-Boundary Rivers of (South) Asia (TROSA), OXFAM, March 2018.
  • Yasuda, Yumiko, Douglas Hill, Dipankar Aich, Patrick Huntjens & Ashok Swain, “Multi-track Water Diplomacy: Current and Potential Future Cooperation Over the Brahmaputra River Basin, Water International, vol. 43, Issue 5, 2018.



  • Ashok Swain and Anders Jägerskog, Emerging Security Threats in the Middle East: The Impact of Climate Change and Globalization (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). 193 pages.
  • Ashok Swain, ”Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding”, Hydrological Science Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 7, 2016, pp. 1313-1322.
  • Ashok Swain, ”Running Dry: Water, Development and Conflict”, Jean Grugel & Daniel Hammett, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of International Development (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 2016), pp. 749-762.
  • Ashok Swain, ”As alteracoes climaticas e a seguranca” in Raquel Duque, Diogo Noivo & Teresa de Almeida Silva, eds., Segurança Contemporânea, (Lisboa: Pactor, 2016).
  • Anders Jägerskog & Ashok Swain, Water, Migration and How They Are Interlinked (Stockholm: SIWI Working Paper 27, 2016).


  • Anton Earle, Ana Elise Cascao, Stina Hansson, Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal, Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate (London: Routledge, 2015), 202 pages. Has won the International Water Resources Book of the Year 2015 Award.
  • Ashok Swain, “Climate Change: Threat to National Security” in Domonic A. Bearfield, Melvin J. Dubnick, eds., Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition, (London: CRC Press, 2015).
  • Ashok Swain, “Water Wars” in James D. Wright, ed., International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol. 25 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2015), pp. 443–447.


  • Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain & Joakim Öjendal, eds., Water Security (4 Volume Set) (London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2014). Volume One: Water Security - Origin and foundations; Volume Two: Water Security - International conflict and cooperation; Volume Three: Water Security and Development - An intimate relation; Volume Four: The Age of Water Security - Current dilemmas and future challenges.
  • Pohl, Benjamin; Alexander Carius, Ken Conca, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Annika Kramer, David Michel, Susanne Schmeier, Ashok Swain & Aaron Wolf, The Rise of Hydro-Diplomacy. Strengthening foreign policy for transboundary waters (Berlin: Adelphi, 2014).

Last modified: 2022-08-25