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Guide to Implementing the Water Convention

Guide to Implementing the Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). September 2013
  • The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all countries sharing transboundary waters in the pan-European region, and is expected to achieve broader participation with its global opening to all United Nations Member States. This Guide constitutes a commentary to the Convention's provisions, providing explanations of the legal, procedural, administrative, technical and practical aspects of the Convention's requirements for appropriate implementation. It aims to strengthen the understanding of the Convention among current and future Parties, international partners, non-governmental organizations and academia.
  • Geographical coverage: Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation
  • Main target audience: Governments, National administrations
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Convention, Guidebook, Guidelines, Recommendations
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Published in 2015