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Most of the world’s water resources are shared between countries. These transboundary waters create social, economic, environmental and political interdependencies that make cooperation a precondition to sustainable development and peace. SDG indicator 6.5.2 measures cooperation on both
Les Lignes directrices sur l’applicabilité de la Convention s’agissant de la prolongation de la durée de vie des centrales nucléaires ont été élaborées par un groupe de travail spécial coprésidé par l’Allemagne et le Royaume- Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d’Irlande du Nord ; mandaté par la Réunion des
La Convention sur la protection et l’utilisation des cours d’eau transfrontières et des lacs internationaux (Convention sur l’eau) a été adoptée en 1992, et est entrée en vigueur en 1996. Conçue comme un instrument régional, la Convention sur l’eau a été modifiée en 2003 pour permettre l’adhésion
Le Protocole sur l’eau et la santé est un instrument juridiquement contraignant qui a pour objet d’assurer à tous un approvisionnement suffisant en eau potable salubre et en assainissement, et, de protéger efficacement les ressources en eau dans la région pan-européenne. Dans la poursuite de ces
The introduction of a reporting monitoring mechanism under the Water Convention and the adoption of the SDG framework (SDG indicator 6.5.2) mark an important step in supporting transboundary water cooperation. This Guide to reporting under the Water Convention and as a contribution to SDG indicator
These safety guidelines and good practices have been developed to support governments, competent authorities and operators in minimizing the risk of fire and safely retaining firefighting water. They are intended to enhance existing practices and promote harmonized safety standards for firefighting
The Joint Expert Group was established in 1998 to work on issues related to the prevention of accidental water pollution, in the context of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and the Convention on the Transboundary
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for the Management and Retention of Firefighting Water which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on firefighting water retention and
Transboundary river and lake basins account for nearly half of the earth`s land surface and generate roughly 60 per cent of global freshwater flow. There are also more than 600 shared aquifers. Forty percent of the world`s population lives in shared basins. These shared waters create
The Protocol on Water and Health is a legally binding instrument aimed at achieving an adequate supply of safe drinking water and sanitation for everyone and effectively protecting water resources in the pan-European region. The Protocol provides a sound approach, valuable experience and a
New publication supports transboundary basins in preparing bankable project proposals for climate change adaptation Water, climate and finance know no borders- which brings challenges and opportunities: The majority of freshwater worldwide flows in transboundary basins and most climate change
Le Cadre de Sendai pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe 2015-2030 a été adopté à la troisième Conférence mondiale des Nations Unies sur la réduction des risques de catastrophe, qui s’est tenue à Sendai (Japon) en mars 2015, et a ensuite été avalisé par l’Assemblée générale des Nations
This Synthesis publication covers lessons on interlinkages, trade-offs and benefits in managing water, energy and land/agriculture, as well as on protecting the environment derived from several transboundary river basins in Southern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and one aquifer system
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This publication presents the Principles for Effective Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation that were formally adopted by the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention at its seventh session (Budapest, 17-19 November 2015). Countries sharing transboundary waters worldwide are
The Guidance Note on the development of action plans aims to help countries in translating the priorities identified through the self-assessment into actions. Specific Equitable Access Action Plans are needed to guide country (or sub-national entity) efforts to achieve equitable access to water
The objective of the Collection of good practices and lessons learned on target setting and reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health is to provide concrete advice to countries planning to embark on the process of setting, revising or implementing targets, and reporting on the progress
La Convention sur la protection et l’utilisation des cours d’eau transfrontières et des lacs internationaux (Convention sur l’eau) a été adoptée en 1992 et est entrée en vigueur en 1996. Elle rassemble presque tous les pays partageant des eaux transfrontières dans la région paneuropéenne et devrait
Coordination between the water, energy, food and environment sectors is fraught with difficulties even at the national level, but the complexity increases substantially in transboundary basins where the impacts spread from one country to another. The “nexus approach” to managing interlinked