Transboundary waters and water allocation

Renner, T., S. Meijerink, P. van der Zaag and T. Smit, 2021. Assessment framework of actor strategies in international river basin management. International Environmental Agreements 21, 255-283 [doi:10.1007/s10784-020-09512-5] [OPEN ACCESS]

Verhagen, J., P. van der Zaag and E. Abraham, 2021. Operational planning of WEF infrastructure: quantifying the value of information sharing and cooperation in the Eastern Nile basin. Environmental Research Letters 16, 085006 [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac1194] [OPEN ACCESS]

Owusu, A., M. Mul, P. van der Zaag and J. Slinger, 2021. Re-operating dams for environmental flows: From recommendation to practice. River Research and Applications 21, 255-283  [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Kahsay, T.N., D. Arjoon, P. van der Zaag, R. Brouwer, A. Tilmant and O. Kuik, 2019. A hybrid partial and general equilibrium modeling approach to assess the hydro-economic impacts of large dams – the case of the Eastern Nile River basin. Environmental Modelling and Software 117, 76-88 [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.007]

Renner, T., S. Meijerink, P. van der Zaag, 2018b. Progress beyond policy making? Assessing the performance of Dutch-German cross border cooperation in Deltarhine. Water International 43(7), 996-1015 [10.1080/02508060.2018.1526562]

Digna, R.F., M.E. Castro-Gama, P. van der Zaag, Y.A. Mohamed, G. Corzo and S. Uhlenbrook, 2018b. Optimal operation of the Eastern Nile system using Genetic Algorithm and Benefits distribution of water resources development. Water 10(7), 921 [doi:10.3390/w10070921] [OPEN ACCESS]

Abdullah, Ali; Castro Gama, Mario; Popescu, Ioana; van der Zaag, Pieter; Karim, Usama; Al Suhail, Qusay, 2018. Optimization of water allocation in the Shatt al-Arab River under different salinity regimes and tide impact. Hydrological Sciences Journal 63(4), 646-656 [doi:10.1080/02626667.2018.1446213]

Digna, R.F.M.O., Y. Mohamed, P. van der Zaag, S. Uhlenbrook, G. Corzo, W. van der Krogt, 2018. Impact of water resources development on water availability for hydropower production and irrigated agriculture of the Eastern Nile Basin. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144(5): 05018007 [doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000912]

Kahsay, T.N., O. Kuik, R. Brouwer and P. van der Zaag, 2018. The Transboundary Implications of Trade Liberalization and Climate Change on Water Resource Availability and the Economies of the Nile Basin Countries. Water Resources Management 32 (3):935–947 [doi:10.1007/s11269-017-1847-7]

Renner, T., S. Meijerink and P. van der Zaag, 2018. The evolution of regional cross-border water regimes, the case of Deltarhine. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 61(10), 1701–1721 [doi:10.1080/09640568.2017.1371005]

Kahsay, Tewodros, Onno Kuik, Roy Brouwer, Pieter van der Zaag, 2017. The economy-wide impacts of climate change and irrigation development in the Nile basin: a Computable General Equilibrium approach. Climate Change Economics 8(1) 1750004 [doi:10.1142/S201000781750004X]

Digna, R.F.M.O., Y. Mohamed, P. van der Zaag, S. Uhlenbrook, 2017. Nile River Basin Modelling – Review. International Journal of River Basin Management 15(1), 39-52 [doi:10.1080/15715124.2016.1228656]

Nyatsanza, F., S. Graas and P. van der Zaag, 2015. The impact of environmental flow releases on hydropower production in the Zambezi river basin. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association [doi/10.1111/jawr.12280]

Kahsay, T.N., O. Kuik, R. Brouwer and P. van der Zaag, 2015. Estimation of the transboundary economic impacts of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam: a computable general equilibrium analysis. Water Resources and Economics 10, 14–30 [doi:10.1016/j.wre.2015.02.003]

Abdullah, A.D., I. Masih, P. van der Zaag, U.F.A. Karim, I. Popescu and Q. Al-Suhail, 2015. Shatt al Arab River system under escalating pressure: A preliminary exploration of the issues and options for mitigation. International Journal for River Basin Management 13(2), 215-227 [doi:10.1080/15715124.2015.1007870]

Van Eekelen, M.W., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, C. Jarmain, B. Jackson, F. Fereira, P. van der Zaag, A. Saraiva Okello, J. Bosch, P. Dyeh, E. Bastidas-Obando, R.J.J. Dost and W.M.J. Luxemburg, 2015. A novel approach to estimate direct and indirect water withdrawals from satellite measurements: A case study from the Incomati basin. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 200: 126–142 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2014.10.023]

Fanaian, S., S. Graas, Y. Jiang and P. van der Zaag, 2015. An ecological economic assessment of flow regimes in a hydropower dominated river basin: The case of the lower Zambezi River, Mozambique. Science of the Total Environment 505: 464–473 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.033]

Plengsaeng, B., U. Wehn and P. van der Zaag, 2014. Data-sharing bottlenecks in transboundary integrated water resources management: a case study of the Mekong River Commission’s procedures for data sharing in the Thai context. Water International 39(7): 933-951 [doi:10.1080/02508060.2015.981783]

Sunday, R.K.M., I.Masih, M.Werner, P. van der Zaag, 2014. Streamflow forecasting for operational water management in the Incomati River Basin, Southern Africa. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 72–75: 1–12 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2014.09.002]

Worku, F.F., M. Werner, N. Wright, P. van der Zaag, and S. Demissie, 2014. Flow regime change in an endorheic basin in Southern Ethiopia. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18, 3837-3853 [doi:10.5194/hess-18-3837-2014] [OPEN ACCESS]

Komakech, Hans C., Pieter van der Zaag and Barbara van Koppen, 2012. The last will be first: water transfers from agriculture to cities in the Pangani River Basin, Tanzania. Water Alternatives 5 (3): 700-720 [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Komakech, H.C., Van der Zaag, P., Mul, M.L., Mwakalukwa, T.A., Kemerink, J.S., 2012. Formalization of water allocation systems and impacts on local practices in the Hingilili sub-catchment, Tanzania. International Journal of River Basin Management 10(3): 213-227 [doi:10.1080/15715124.2012.664774].

Komakech, H.C., M. Condon and P. van der Zaag, 2012. The role of statutory and local rules in allocating water between large- and small-scale irrigators in an African river catchment. Water SA 38(1): 115-126 [doi:10.4314/wsa.v38i1.14] [OPEN ACCESS]

Khan, S. and P. van der Zaag, 2012. Allocating Water. Chapter 22 in the United Nations World Water Development Report 4: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk. Paris, UNESCO; pp. 517-532. [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Komakech H., Van Koppen B., Mahoo H., Van der Zaag P., 2011. Pangani River Basin over time and space: On the interface of local and basin level responses. Agricultural Water Management 98 (11): 1740-1751 [doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.06.011]

Mul, M.L., J.S. Kemerink, N.F. Vyagusa, M.G. Mshana, P. van der Zaag and H. Makurira, 2011. Water allocation practices among smallholder farmers in the South Pare Mountains, Tanzania: The issue of scale. Agricultural Water Management 98 (11): 1752-1760 [doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.02.014]

Salame, L., and P. van der Zaag, 2010. Enhanced knowledge and education systems for strengthening the capacity of transboundary water management. Chapter 12 in A. Earle, A. Jägerskog and J. Öjendal (eds.), Transboundary Water Management – Principles and Practice. Earthscan, London; pp. 171-186.

Van der Zaag, P., D. Juizo, A. Vilanculos, A. Bolding and N. Post Uiterweer, 2010. Does the Limpopo river basin have sufficient water for massive irrigation development in the plains of Mozambique? Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 35 (13-14): 832-837 [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2010.07.026]

Van der Zaag, P., 2009. Sharing knowledge for water sharing. Irrigation and Drainage 58: 177-187 [doi:10.1002/ird.494]

Van der Zaag, P., 2009. Southern Africa: Evolving regional water law and politics. Chapter 15 in: J.W. Dellapenna and J. Gupta (eds.), The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water. Springer, Berlin; pp.245-261.

Mokorosi, P.S., and P. van der Zaag, 2007. Can local people also gain from benefit sharing in water resources development? Experiences from dam development in the Orange-Senqu river basin. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32: 1322-1329. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2007.07.028].

Molle, F., P. Wester, P. Hirsch, J.R. Jensen, H. Murray-Rust, V. Paranjpye, S. Pollard and P. van der Zaag, 2007. River basin development and management. Chapter 16 in D. Molden (ed.), Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London: Earthscan and Colombo: International Water Management Institute; pp. 585-624 [] [OPEN ACCESS]

Sengo, D.J., A. Kachapila, P. van der Zaag, M. Mul and S. Nkomo, 2005. Valuing environmental water pulses into the Incomati estuary: key to achieving equitable and sustainable utilisation of transboundary waters. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 30: 648-657. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2005.08.004]

Nkomo, S. and P. van der Zaag, 2004. Equitable water allocation in a heavily committed international catchment area: the case of the Komati Catchment. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 29: 1309-1317. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2004.09.022]

Senzanje, A., and P. van der Zaag, 2004. Institutional aspects of proportional water allocation in practice: case of the Odzani River Irrigation Company, Save Catchment, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 29: 1343-1348. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2004.09.009]

Symphorian, G.R., E. Madamombe and P. van der Zaag, 2003. Dam operation for environmental water releases; the case of Osborne dam, Save Catchment, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 28: 985-993. [doi:10.1016/j.pce.2003.08.012]

Van der Zaag, P., and Á Carmo Vaz, 2003. Sharing the Incomati waters: cooperation and competition in the balance. Water Policy 5: 349-368. []

Van der Zaag, P., I.M. Seyam and H.H.G. Savenije, 2002. Towards measurable criteria for the equitable sharing of international water resources. Water Policy 4(1): 19-32. [doi:10.1016/S1366-7017(02)00003-X]

Savenije, H.H.G., and P. van der Zaag, 2000. Conceptual framework for the management of shared river basins with special reference to the SADC and EU. Water Policy 2 (1-2): 9-45. [doi:10.1016/S1366-7017(99)00021-5]

Van der Zaag, P., and H.H.G. Savenije, 2000. Towards improved management of shared river basins: lessons from the Maseru conference. Water Policy 2 (1-2): 47-63. [doi:10.1016/S1366-7017(99)00027-6]

Hwange waterhole, Zimbabwe (photo: Jochem van der Zaag)


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