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Selected chapters from the edited book on the Water Convention, Tanzi et al (eds)

The book The UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes: Its Contribution to International Water Cooperation edited by Tanzi, A., McIntyre, O., Kolliopoulos, A., Rieu-Clarke, A., and Kinna, R. and published by Brill/Nijhoff in April 2015 provides insights into the contribution of the Water Convention towards transboundary water cooperation via its legal provisions, accompanying institutional framework and subsidiary policy mechanisms.

The book is a collaborative effort of legal experts, representatives of Parties to the Convention, secretariat staff and many more. In 36 chapters, they address a broad range of issues, such as the Convention’s development and evolution, its global opening, its relationship with other multilateral agreements, its regulatory framework and general principles, tools for reducing transboundary pollution, procedural rules and compliance and liability provisions, as well as data collection and information sharing. Its impact on the ground is also described, for example, in the Danube and Rhine basins.

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Selected chapters from the book authored or co-authored by UNECE staff can be accessed here:

Iulia Trombitcaia and Sonja Koeppel, From a Regional towards a Global Instrument – The 2003 Amendment to the UNECE Water Convention

Francesca Bernardini, The Normative and Institutional Evolution of the Convention

Attila Tanzi, Alexandros Kolliopoulos and Nataliya Nikiforova, Normative Features of the UNECE Water Convention

Rémy Kinna, The Development of Legal Provisions and Measures for Preventing and Reducing Pollution to Transboundary Water Resources under the UNECE Water Convention

Annukka Lipponen and Lea Kauppi, Monitoring and Assessment and the duty of cooperation under the Water Convention: Exchange of Information Among the Riparian Parties

Bo Libert and Iulia Trombitcaia, Advancing Dam Safety in Central Asia: The Contribution of the UNECE Water Convention

Rémy Kinna, The UNECE Water Convention Viewed from the Perspective of the SADC Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses

Note: The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations or its Member States.