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. 


  • 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).