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  • Scheldt River: Controversy, Cooperation, International Law | Library Special

    Scheldt River Dispute (Part II) : Hedwige Polder

    December 22, 2009

    The Scheldt is a transboundary river which originates in North-Western France and runs through Western Belgium and the South-West of the Netherlands. The Scheldt Estuary is shared between Belgium and the Netherlands. Since the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1839, the free navigation of the Scheldt and the maintenance and improvement of the navigation channel have been a bone of contention and legal controversy.

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