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

Scheuman, Waltina
Tiğrek, Şahnaz
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W. Scheuman and Ş. Tiğrek, “Regional energy trading-a new avenue for resolving a regional water dispute?,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER GOVERNANCE, pp. 49–69, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: