Books, Journals, and Studies


Zhao, X., Liu, J., Liu, Q., Tillotson, M. R., Guan, D., & Hubacek, K. 2015. Physical and virtual water transfers for regional water stress alleviation in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201404130. doi:10.1073/pnas.1404130112


Zeitoun, M, Loveless, J, and Eid-Sabbagh, K. 2014. The Analytical Framework of Water and Armed Conflict: a Focus on the 2006 Summer War between Israel and Lebanon. Disasters, 2014, 38(1):22-44, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford


Lankford B.A. 2013. Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commons: The Paracommons and Paradoxes of Natural Resource Losses, Wastes and Wastages. Earthscan Publications, Abingdon. ISBN (978-0-415-82846-8)

Lankford, B.A., Bakker, K., Zeitoun, M., and Conway, D. (Eds) 2013. Water security: Principles, perspectives and practices. Earthscan Publications, London.

Budds, Jessica (2013) ‘Water, power and the production of neoliberalism in Chile, 1973-2005', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31(2):301-318.

Budds, Jessica and Farhana, Sultana (2013) ‘Exploring political ecologies of water and development', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31 (2):275-279

Zeitoun, M., Eid-Sabbagh, K., Talhami, M. and Dajani, M. (2013) Hydro-hegemony in the Upper Jordan Waterscape: control and use of the flows. Water Alternatives 6 (1)  pp. 86 - 106

Zeitoun, Mark, Goulden, Marisa and Tickner, David (2013). Current and Future Challenges Facing Transboundary River Basin Management: Review and Analysis. WIREs Climate Change (doi: 10.1002/wcc.228

Zeitoun, Mark, Talhami, Michael and Eid-Sabbagh, Karim (2013). The Influence of Narratives on Negotiations over and Resolution of the Upper Jordan River Conflict. International Negotiation 18(2): 293 - 322

Zeitoun, Mark (2013). Global environmental justice and international transboundary waters: an initial exploration. Geographical Journal 179(2): 141 – 149

Goulden, M. C., Conway, D. (2013) Responding to floods in the Nile Basin: A case study of the 1997-1998 floods in the Upper White Nile, in: Boulter, S., Palutikof , J., Karoly, D.J., Guitart, D. (Eds.), Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 181-189.

Zografos, C., Goulden, M. C., Kallis, G. (2013) Sources of human insecurity in the face of hydro-climatic change. Global Environ. Change.


D'Exelle, B., Lecoutere, E. and Van Campenhout,B. (2012) Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs in Irrigation Water Sharing:  Evidence from a Field Lab in Rural Tanzania. World Development 40 (12) pp. 2537–2551

Lankford, B.A. (2012) Preface: Towards a political ecology of irrigation efficiency and productivity. Journal of Agricultural Water Management 108 pp. 1-2

Lankford, B.A. (2012) Fictions, fractions, factorials, fractures and fractals: on the framing of irrigation efficiency. Journal of Agricultural Water Management 108 pp. 27-38

Wang, J., Rothausen, S.G.S.A., Conway, D., Zhang, L., Xiong, W., Holman, I.P. and Li, Y. (2012) China's water-energy nexus: greenhouse-gas emissions from groundwater use for agriculture. Environmental Research Letters 7 (014035)

McMillan, H., Krueger, T. and Freer, J. (2012) Benchmarking observational uncertainties for hydrology: rainfall, river discharge and water quality. Hydrological Processes (online) doi: 10.1002/hyp.9384

Krueger, T., Page, T., Hubacek, K., Smith, L. and Hiscock, K. (2012) The role of expert opinion in environmental modelling. Environmental Modelling and Software

Krueger, T., Page, T., Smith, L. and Voinov, A. (2012) Editorial: A guide to expert opinion in environmental modelling and management. Environmental Modelling and Software 36: 1-3

Zeitoun, Mark, Karim Eid-Sabbagh, Muna Dajani and Michael Talhami (2012) Hydro-political Baseline of the Upper Jordan River. Beirut, Association of the Friends of Ibrahim Abd el Al.   Executive Summary   Main Text   Annexes


Bunclark, L. and Lankford, B.A. (2011) Rainwater harvesting: a suitable poverty reduction strategy for small-scale farmers in developing countries? Waterlines Journal 30 (4) pp. 312-327

Rothausen, S.G.S.A. and Conway, D. (2011) Greenhouse-gas emissions from energy use in the water sector. Nature Climate Change 1, 210–219

Herrera-Pantoja, M, Hiscock, KM and Boar, RR (2011) The potential impact of climate change on groundwater-fed wetlands in eastern England. Ecohydrology. ISSN 19360584 (In Press)

Oates, N., Conway, D. and Calow, R. (2011) The 'mainstreaming' approach to climate change adaptation: insights from Ethiopia's water sector. ODI Background Notes, April 2011

Zeitoun, Mark (2011) The Global Web of National Water Security. Global Policy 2 (2)

Lankford, B., Pringle, C.,  Dickens, C., Lewis, F., Mander, M., Chhotray, V.,  Goulden, M., Nxele, Z., and Quayle, L. 2011. Hydrological modelling of water allocation, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in the Pongola Floodplain, South Africa. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 54 (9) pp. 1237-1260

Conway, D. and Schipper, ELF (2011) Adaptation to climate change in Africa: Challenges and opportunities identified from Ethiopia. Global Environmental Change 21 (1) pp. 227–237


Cascão, A.E. and Zeitoun, M. (2010) Power, Hegemony and Critical Hydropolitics in Earle, A., Jägerskog, A. and Ojendal, J. Transboundary Water Management: Principles and Practice. London, Earthscan.

Lankford, B.A., 2010. Responding to water scarcity – beyond the volumetric. In, Mehta, L. (ed) The Limits of Scarcity.  Earthscan, London.

Zeitoun, M., Allan, J. A. (Tony) and Mohieldeen, Y. (2010) Virtual water 'flows' of the Nile Basin, 1998 - 2004: A first approximation and implications for water security. Global Environmental Change 20 pp. 229 - 242

Lankford, B.A. 2010. Improving irrigated agricultural productivity in an age of food and water scarcity. In J. Osikena and D. Tickner (eds) Tackling the Worldwater Crisis: Reshaping the Future of Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy Centre, London, pp. 35-40

Zeitoun, M. and Mirumachi, N. (2010) Transboundary water interaction: Reconsidering conflict and cooperation in Wegerich, K. and Warner, J. The Politics of Water: A Survey (reprint). London, Routledge.

Pittock, J. and Lankford, B.A. 2010. Environmental water requirements: demand management in an era of water scarcity. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 7 (1) pp. 1–19

Xiong, W., Holman, I., Jiang, J., Li, Y., Lin, E., Conway, D., Xu, Y. and Hui, J. (2010) Climate change, water availability and future cereal production in China. Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Ecosystems 135 (1-2) pp. 58-69

Krueger, T., Freer, J., Quinton, J.N., Macleod, C.J.A., Bilotta, G.S., Brazier, R.E., Butler, P. and Haygarth, P.M. (2010) Ensemble evaluation of hydrological model hypotheses. Water Resources Research 46: W07516

McMillan, H., Freer, J., Pappenberger, F., Krueger, T. and Clark, M. (2010) Impacts of uncertain river flow data on rainfall-runoff model calibration and discharge predictions. Hydrological Processes 24 (10) pp. 1270-1284


Goulden, M., D. Conway and A. Persechino (2009) Adaptation to climate change in international river basins in Africa: a review. Hydrological Sciences Journal-Journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques 54 (5) pp. 805 – 828. Also available as a Tyndall Centre Working Paper 127

Goulden, M. (2009) Institutions in international river basins and their ability to promote cooperation as an adaptive response to climate variability and climate change. Paper presented at the GECHS Synthesis Conference: Human Security in an Era of Global Change, University of Oslo, Norway, June 22-24, 2009

Zeitoun, M., Messerschmid, C. and Attili, S. (2009) Asymmetric abstraction and allocation: The Israeli-Palestinian water pumping record. Ground Water 47 (1) pp. 146 - 160

Conway, D. Persechino, A., Ardoin-Bardin, S., Hamandawana, H., Dieulin, C. and Mahe, G. (2009) Rainfall and water resources variability in sub-Saharan Africa during the 20th century. Journal of Hydrometeorology 10 (1) pp. 41-59

Xiong, W., Conway, D., Jiang, J., Li, Y., Lin, E., Xu, Y. and Hui, J. (2009) Future cereal production in China: The interaction of climate change, water availability and socio-economic scenarios. Global Environmental Change 19 (1) pp. 34-44

Conway, D. and Mahé, G. (2009) River flow modelling in two large river basins with non-stationary behaviour: the Paraná and the Niger. Hydrological Processes 23 (22) pp. 3186-3192


Goulden, M. and Conway, D. (2008) Cooperation and adaptation to climate change in the River Nile Basin. Paper presented at the Nile Basin Discourse Forum 2008, November 2008, Khartoum, Sudan

Warner, J. and Zeitoun, M. (2008) International relations and water do mix: hydro-hegemony and international water relations. Political Geography 27 (7) pp. 802 – 810

Woodhouse, M. and Zeitoun, M. (2008) Hydro-hegemony and international water law: grappling with the gaps of power and law. Water Policy 10 (S2) pp. 103 - 119

Zeitoun, M. and Allan, T. (2008) Applying hegemony and power theory to transboundary water analysis. Water Policy 10 (S2) pp. 3 - 12

Zeitoun, M. (2008) Power and Water in the Middle East - The Hidden Politics of the Palestinian-Israeli Water Conflict.  London, UK: I.B. Tauris


Lankford, B. A. and Watson, D. (2007) Metaphor in natural resource gaming; insights from the River Basin Game. Simulation & Gaming 38 (3) pp. 421-442

Lankford B. A. and Beale, T. (2007) Equilibrium and non-equilibrium theories of sustainable water resources management: dynamic river basin and irrigation behaviour in Tanzania. Global Environmental Change 17 pp.168–180

Lankford, B.A., Merrey, D., Cour, J., and Hepworth, N. (2007) From integrated to expedient: an adaptive framework for river basin management in developing countries. Research Report 110, International Water Management Institute. Columbo, Sri Lanka

McCartney, M. P., Lankford, B. A. and Mahoo, H. F. (2007) Agricultural water management in a water stressed catchment: Lessons from the RIPARWIN project. Research Report 116, International Water Management Institute. Columbo, Sri Lanka

Zeitoun, M. (2007) The conflict vs. cooperation paradox: fighting over or sharing of Palestinian-Israeli groundwater? Water International 32 (1) pp. 105-120


Few, R. and Matthies, F. (eds) (2006) Flood Hazards and Health: Responding to Present and Future Risks. Earthscan, London

Zeitoun, Mark and Jeroen Warner (2006) Hydro-Hegemony: A Framework for Analysis of Transboundary Water Conflicts. Water Policy 8 (2006): 435-460.


Hiscock, K.M. (2005) Hydrogeology: Principles and Practice. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford

Policy Briefs

Rothausen et al. (2011) Greenhouse-gas emissions from energy use in the water sector. SAIN Policy Brief No. 3, ADMIT

Lankford, B.A. (2009) The right irrigation? Informal Policy Brief, School of International Development, UEA

Articles , Opinions and Blogs

Rivers of strife in the Middle East - conflicts over water will exacerbate tensions - The World Today, Vol 69 No. 7, August 2013.

Trouble Downstream: While the fighting in Syria drags on, another danger looms ever larger, Majalla Magazine, 6 June 2013.

Controlling Water for Population Transfer, The Broker, January 2014