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Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters

Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). February 2014
  • This document provides specific non-binding guidance for the implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) with regard to groundwater and facilitating the application of the principles of the Convention to transboundary groundwaters. The document comprises an introduction followed by nine model provisions, each accompanied by commentary. The Model Provisions reflect the current state of international water law with regard to transboundary groundwaters and also show, in the commentaries, the practical ways and examples of its application in inter-State practice. The Model Provisions are designed to benefit Governments, interested stakeholders and both Parties and non-Parties to the Water Convention.
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Lakes, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Lawyers, Policy makers, Stakeholders, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance, Legal
  • Type of resource: Convention, Guidelines
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Published in 2015