Water Diplomacy: Bridging the Science, Policy and Practice
Guest Editors: Dr Marian J. Neal, Maria Vink & Dr Martina Klimes (International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) at SIWI)
Approximately 2 billion people depend on groundwater, sourced from over 300 transboundary aquifer systems. Furthermore about 286 river basins cross the political boundaries of two or more countries. These rivers are a primary source of freshwater for approximately 40 percent of the world’s population.
Water diplomacy is an approach that enables countries to negotiate ways to allocate and manage these shared water resources. It is a dynamic process that seeks to develop reasonable, sustainable and peaceful …Read More
ICWC’s Marian Neal (Patrik) will be on the panel in “Can there be transboundary water cooperation without international water law?” on Tuesday 30 August at the 2016 World Water Week in Stockholm.
The session is convened by Australia´s National University and King’s College London and London Centre of International Law Practice.
Learn more about the session and related resources on Online Programme of the 2016 World Water Week.
Dr. Marian Neal (Patrick) from the ICWC at SIWI presented on ‘The international architecture for transboundary water management’ in Scotland last week.
Getting the best out of the global water conventions: Recent times have witnessed two major milestones in the evolution of international law relating to transboundary watercourses, namely the entry into force of the UN Watercourses Convention in August 2014 and the opening up of the UNECE Water Convention to all UN member states. If sufficiently supported and effectively coordinated within and between the conventions parties, these two global framework instruments can play a critical role in strengthening the …Read More