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The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention

The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). October 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. This publication explains the obligations under the Water Convention and the way in which its institutional platform works, as well as the advantages for the States to become Party to the Water Convention. It also addresses the relationship between the Water Convention and the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of the International Watercourses. The publication is intended for future Parties, international partners, non-governmental organizations and academia, and aims to strengthen the understanding of the Water Convention and its global opening to all United Nations Member States.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy
  • Main target audience: Academia, Decision makers, Governments, Lawyers, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Capacity-building, Guidance, Legal
  • Type of resource: Convention, Guidance note
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