Regional energy trading-a new avenue for resolving a regional water dispute?


Scheuman W., TİĞREK Ş.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER GOVERNANCE, vol.3, no.1, pp.49-69, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER GOVERNANCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-69

Abstract

The Coruh/Chorokhi river system is of great economic importance to both Turkey and - Georgia because of its largely undeveloped but economically exploitable potential for hydropower. On both sides of the border a large number of hydropower projects are being implemented unilaterally in which private investors play the key role, following liberalisation of the energy sectors in Turkey and Georgia. This has been promoted in both countries, despite the resulting social and environmental costs, particularly in Turkey.