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Strengthening Water Management and Transboundary Water Cooperation in Central Asia: the Role of UNECE Environmental Conventions

Strengthening Water Management and Transboundary Water Cooperation in Central Asia: the Role of UNECE Environmental Conventions
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). December 2011
  • This publication is intended to help experts and policymakers alike to better understand how the UNECE environmental conventions can contribute to the development of transboundary cooperation and more effective management of regional water resources in Central Asia. The publication presents these legal instruments together in a comprehensive way and focuses on the legal framework for inter-State cooperation on water as provided by UNECE multilateral environmental instruments. The publication goes further than explaining the principles and provisions of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes by exploring the synergies between the five UNECE environmental Conventions and their protocols. The publication is specifically tailored to the interests of the Central Asian region. It addresses a wide range of thematic issues important for regional water management in Central Asia - from water quantity and water quality to floods, climate change and building of hydrotechnical installations - and shows how UNECE environmental instruments regulate these issues.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Aral Sea Basin
  • Main themes: Climate change, Dams, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Drinking water, Ecosystems, Floods, Groundwater, Lakes, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Decision makers, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Convention, Guidelines, Key messages, Policy briefing, Recommendations
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Published in 2015