New Water Policy and Practice Volume 1, Number 2 - Spring 2015 | Page 3

New Water Policy and Practice - Volume 1, Number 2 - Spring 2015 resource suffering from increasing pressure from waste disposal, climate change and population growth. Using GIS tools to analyse the problems, the authors suggest ways towards more informed and better management of the Burl river basin, with a view to adapting the learning to other parts of Liberia and West Africa. Water disputes between Punjab and Sindh provinces in Pakistan are the focus of the third paper, authored by Amit Ranjan. The history of long-standing water disputes between the two provinces, which continue to pose a challenge to the existing federal– state relationship, are analysed and by the author who points to the need for political leadership for improved water management. In the fourth article, Robert Brears describes some of the European experiences in managing transboundary flood risk, specifically focusing on the European Union Flood Directive and using the Rhine and Danube river basins as case studies. The author then discusses the potential application and adaptation of this learning to support integrated flood risk management in South East Asia. The adoption of Australian Drinking Water Guidelines in Western Australia as part of the dramatic shift in water management over the past two decades is the focus of the final paper in this issue. Authored by Neil Coles, thi ́