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Water Convention


The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation. 

The UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health aims to protect human health by better water management and by reducing water-related diseases. The Protocol provides a framework to translate into practice the human rights to water and sanitation and to implement SDG 6. 

In focus

Initially negotiated as a regional instrument, it has been amended to become universally available. As of  March 2016, all Member States can accede to the Convention.