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International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks

International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF), University of Columbia. April 2011
  • This report discusses the legal and institutional frameworks that apply to twenty-eight international water bodies that were identified as part of the UNDP/GEF project on "Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks". The analysis in this report is organized by a common set of eighteen criteria and is intended to provide information that can be used to support further research and analysis, with the ultimate goal of identifying a set of common elements of good governance for transboundary freshwater and marine water bodies as well as groundwater systems. The report identifies and explains the eighteen criteria that are used to describe the legal and institutional frameworks of each of the water bodies discussed and provides a detailed discussion of the legal and institutional frameworks for each water body identified, organized by global region.
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Negotiation, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Development agencies, Governments, Local governments, National administrations, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Lessons learned, Performance report
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Published in 2014