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2014
Public participation for transparent and fair decisions (July 2014)

ECE/ENV/NONE/2013/1 Download the flyer
The Equitable Access Score-card: a tool to achieve the human right to water and sanitation (July 2014)

ECE/ENV/NONE/2013/2 Download the flyer
Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters (February 2014)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all  ...
Protocol on Water and Health (January 2014)

The UNECE – WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health was adopted in 1999 and entered into force in 2005. The Protocol aims to protect human health and well-being by better  ...
Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (January 2014)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It serves as a mechanism  ...
2013
Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health (November 2013)

The Protocol on Water and Health stresses the importance of involving the public in decision-making concerning water and health. Access to information and public participation are essential for building public  ...
The Equitable Access Score-card: Supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitation (November 2013)

The Protocol on Water and Health specifies that in pursuing the aims of access to drinking water and provision of sanitation for everyone, special consideration should be paid to ensure  ...
Brochure "The global opening of the 1992 UNECE Water Convention" (October 2013)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all  ...
Guide to implementing the Water Convention  (September 2013)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercoursesand International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 andentered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all countries sharingtransboundary  ...
The European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues: Achievements and lessons learned (February 2013)

National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) are the main operational instrument under the European Union Water Initiative in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The objective of  NPDs  ...
2012
The Water Convention: 20 years of successful water cooperation (September 2012)

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Leaflet: National Policy Dialogues on Integrated Water Resources Management under the EU Water Initiative (March 2012)

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Leaflet: How to adapt water management to climate change in transboundary basins? (March 2012)

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Leaflet: Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (March 2012)

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The Water Convention: serving the planet (March 2012)

Download the Brochure in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic Leaflets: "Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters" (English and Russian) "How to adapt water management to climate change in transboundary basins?"  ...
Ensuring equitable access to water and sanitation (March 2012)

Brochure on the Protocol on Water and HealthEnsuring Equitable access to water and sanitation Download brochure in English, French and RussianDownload inlay in English and French
No one left behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region  (February 2012)

The Protocol on Water and Health stipulates that “equitable access to water and sanitation, adequate in both quantity and quality, should be provided for all members of the population, especially  ...
2011
Strengthening Water Management and Transboundary Water Cooperation in Central Asia: the Role of UNECE Environmental Conventions (December 2011)

The shrinking of the Aral Sea — one of the greatest man-made environmental disasters — has affected the livelihoods and health of millions of people in Central Asia. It is a  ...
Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance (Publication WHO-Euro) (December 2011)

This guidance is intended to assist the countries that are Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health in establishing and/or strengthening their detection and early warning systems, contingency plans  ...
Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance (Publication WHO-Euro) (December 2011)

This booklet contains guidance on the policy related to water-related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water-related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health. Download  ...
Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Weather Events (November 2011)

Extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, are increasing in frequency and intensity. They affect the operation of water-supply, drainage and sewerage infrastructure, and the functioning of wastewater treatment plants,  ...
Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (August 2011)

The Second Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the status of transboundary waters in the European and Asian parts of the UNECE region, covering more than 140 transboundary rivers, 25  ...
Setting targets and target dates under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova (May 2011)

Part I of the publication describes the target settting process in the Republic of Moldova. Part II of the publication presents the current situation and issues to be dealt with under  ...
2010
Protocol on Water and Health General Presentation (December 2010)

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Water Convention General Presentation (December 2010)

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Small Scale Water Supplies in the pan-European Region: Background — Challenges — Improvements (2010) (December 2010)

Improvements Background • Challenges • Improvements © World Health Organization 2010, UNECE 2010 Download this Publication
Improving Compliance with the Protocol on Water and Health (December 2010)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health  Geneva, 2010 Download this Publication
Guidelines on the setting of targets, evaluation of progress and reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health (October 2010)

The UNECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health has been negotiated specifically to ensure, by linking water management and health issues, the supply of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for  ...
2009
Transboundary Flood Risk Management: Experiences from the UNECE region (December 2009)

United Nations New York and Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change (October 2009)

Climate change will result in significant impacts on our water resources and some of the effects are already visible now. Nearly all the countries are expected to be negatively aff  ...
River basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation (October 2009)

UNECE Capacity for Water Cooperation in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Series ECE/MP.WAT/32 UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, 2009 Download this publication English, French and Russian. 
Protocol on Water and Health: Targets for Progress (March 2009)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/3  Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Protocol on Water and Health (March 2009)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/3 Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Assessment of transboundary waters in the UNECE region: Shining a light on Water (February 2009)

Leaflets about the UNECE Water Convention ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/2  Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Climate change and the Water Convention: Guiding adaptation (February 2009)

Leaflets about the UNECE Water Convention ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/2  Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
The Water Convention … at your service (February 2009)

Brochures about the Water Convention ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/2 Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
2007
First Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (December 2007)

OUR WATERS: JOINING HANDS ACROSS BORDERS The first Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters has been carried out under the auspices of the Water Convention, under the overall leadership  ...
Monitoring and Assessment: First assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters in the UNECE region (December 2007)

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Dam Safety in Central Asia: Capacity Building and regional cooperation (December 2007)

Result of the first phase of the UNECE Dam Safety project The publication provides an overview and analysis of the present situation in Central Asia with regard to the safety  ...
Recommendations on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Integrated Water Resources Management (August 2007)

UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, 2007 ECE/MP.WAT/22 Download the Publication in English, French, Russian and Spanish
2006
Good Practice for Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (December 2006)

ECE/ENHS/2006/18  Geneva, 2006 Download this Publication
Transboundary Water Cooperation -Trends in The Newly Independent States (December 2006)

Water Series No. 4 ECE/MP.WAT/16 New York and Geneva, 2006 Download this Publication
The Protocol on Water and Health: Making a difference (December 2006)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/3  © WHO, UNECE, 2006 Download this Publication
Strategies for monitoring and assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters (October 2006)

UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, 2006 Download this Publication
2004
What it is, why it matters (December 2004)

Brochures about the Water Convention  New York and Geneva, 2004 Download this Publication in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese
2003
Transboundary water cooperation in the newly independent States, 2003 (December 2003)

UNECE, UNEP/ROE, Ministry for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for Environmental Assessments "Ecoterra" Moscow-Geneva, 2003 Download this Publication
An inventory of transboundary estuaries and their current monitoring practices (January 2003)

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2002
Technical report: Guidance to operation of water quality laboratories, 2002 UNECE Task Force on Laboratory Quality Management and Accreditation (September 2002)

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Legal Aspects (February 2002)

Environmental Arbitration Rules of the Permanent Court of Arbitration: input to the 2nd meeting to negotiate a legally binding instrument on civil liability within the scope of the UNECE Water  ...
Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary and International Lakes: UNECE Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment:  (January 2002)

Document Title ENG RUSBackground paper - General properties and monitoring practices of selected transboundary/international lakes, 2002  ...
2001
Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Hungary (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Germany (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: European Commission (1) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Germany (1) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Sweden (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Czech Republic (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Slovakia (1) (December 2001)

Bratislava Download this Publication
Lake Management: Lake Ohrid case study (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Austria (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Hungary (1) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Poland (December 2001)

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Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary river guidelines: pilot projects (December 2001)

Geneva Download this Publication
Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary groundwater guidelines (December 2001)

Geneva Download this Publication
Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Hungary (3) (December 2001)

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Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary river guidelines: principles (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Slovakia (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: European Commission (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) (December 2001)

Bratislava Download this Publication
Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary river guidelines: introduction (December 2001)

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ISARM: Internationally shared (transboundary) aquifer resources management (December 2001)

(UNESCO-FAO-IAH-UNECE) Download this Publication
2000
Directrices sobre seguimiento y evaluación de aguas subterráneas transfronterizas (December 2000)

International Watercourses: enhancing cooperation and managing conflicts (December 2000)

This work was originally published by the World Bank in English (World Bank Technical Paper No. 414; 1998). The Russian translation contains additional texts, such as the Protocol on Water  ...
UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: (March 2000)

Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers Download this Publication
UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Groundwater, 2000 (March 2000)

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Comparing two United Nations Conventions on Water (March 2000)

The Relationship between the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of the Non Navigational  ...
Water management: Guidance on public participation and compliance with agreements (March 2000)

Geneva Download this Publication
Guidelines on Sustainable Flood Prevention (January 2000)

MP.WAT/2000/7 14 January 2000 Download this Publication
1996
Protection of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems (December 1996)

Part One:Guidelines on Water-Quality Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers.                                           Part Two: Recommendations to ECE Governments on Specific Measures to Prevent, Control and Reduce Groundwater Pollution from Chemical  ...
Recommendations to ECE Governments on specific measures to prevent, control and reduce groundwater pollution from chemical storage facilities and waste-disposal sites (May 1996)

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Guidelines on water-quality monitoring and assessment of transboundary rivers (May 1996)

(ECE/CEP/11)
Guidelines on licensing waste-water discharges from point sources into transboundary waters (May 1996)

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UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: Quality Assurance (January 1996)

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UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: State of the Art on Monitoring and Assessment of Rivers (January 1996)

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1995
Guidelines for ECE Governments on the prevention and control of water pollution from fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture (December 1995)

(ECE/CEP/10) Download this Publication
Protection and Sustainable Use of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems (December 1995)

Part One: Recommendations to ECE Governments.                                  Part Two: ECE Action Plan to Implement Agenda 21. Part Three: selected ECE publications and documents. Water Series No.2 ECE/CEP/10  New York, 1995
UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: (October 1995)

Lelystad Biological Assessment Methods for Watercourses Download this Publication
1994
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the prevention of water pollution from hazardous substances (December 1994)

(ECE/CEP/10) Download this Publication
1993
Guidelines on the ecosystem approach in water management (December 1993)

(ECE/ENVWA/31) Download this Publication
Protection of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems (December 1993)

Part One: Guidelines on the Ecosystem Approach in Water Management. Part Two: Water-quality Criteria and Objectives.    Part Three: Prevention and Control of Water Pollution from Fertilizers and Pesticides. Water Series No.1 ECE/ENVWA/31  ...
Recommendations to ECE Governments on water quality criteria and objectives (March 1993)

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1992
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the five R policies - Reduction, replacement, recovery recycling and reutilization of industrial products, residues or wastes (March 1992)

(ECE/CEP/10) Download this Publication
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the protection of inland waters against eutrophication (March 1992)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on ecosystems-based water management (March 1992)

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1991
Recommendations to ECE Governments on waste-water management (March 1991)

(ECE/CEP/10) Download this Publication
1990
Code of Conduct on Accidental Pollution of Transboundary Inland Waters (December 1990)

(ECE/ENVWA/16) New York, 1990 Download this Publication
1989
Charter on Ground-water Management (December 1989)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on dam safety with particular emphasis on small dams (March 1989)

(ECE/CEP/10) Download this Publication
1988
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the protection of soil and aquifers against non-point source pollution (March 1988)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on waste-water treatment (March 1988)

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1987
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Water-management Systems (December 1987)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on Rational Use of Water in Industrial Processes (December 1987)

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Principles regarding Cooperation in the Field of Transboundary Waters (April 1987)

(ECE/DEC/I (42)) Download this Publication
1984
ECE Declaration of Policy on the Rational Use of Water (December 1984)

(ECE/ENVWA/2) Download this Publication
1982
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Drinking Water Supply and Effluent Disposal System (December 1982)

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ECE Decision on International Co-operation on Shared Water Resources (December 1982)

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1981
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Water Pollution from Animal Production (December 1981)

(ECE/ENVWA/2) Download this Publication
1980
ECE Declaration of Policy on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, including Transboundary Pollution (December 1980)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on Economic Instruments for Rational Utilization of Water Resources (December 1980)

(ECE/ENVWA/2) Download this Publication
1979
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Rational Utilization of Water (December 1979)

(ECE/ENVWA/2) Download this Publication
1978
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Selected Water Problems in Islands and Coastal Areas with special regard to Desalination and Ground Water (December 1978)

(ECE/ENVWA/2) Download this Publication
1976
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Long-term Planning of Water Management (December 1976)

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