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Glossary of Shared Water Resources. Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology. English-Arabic

Glossary of Shared Water Resources. Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology. English-Arabic
  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). July 2012
  • This glossary is a response to a request from the 6th session of the Committee on Water Resources at ESCWA, which called for a clearly explained vocabulary for use in describing internationally-shared surface and groundwater resources. Arabic language translations and explanations of such terminology are needed by water resources specialists from ESCWA member countries, who must negotiate treaties and agreements with non Arabic-speaking countries. This glossary may be employed in a variety of ways. Users seeking the explanation or Arabic language translation of an English language word may jump immediately to the main body of this alphabetized, English to Arabic glossary. Those who wish to find a precise, yet unspecified term may browse through the thematic indexes. Finally, a user searching for the English language translation of an Arabic language word may consult the index at the end of this publication, which is alphabetized in Arabic.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Hydrology, Legal aspects, Meteorology, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water management, Water quality
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, National administrations, Practitioners
  • Main purpose: Technical, Terminology
  • Type of resource: Glossary
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Published in 2015