The National Seminar on International Water Law took place in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic, on 12-13 September 2013.
The meeting was organized in cooperation with the Department of Water Management and Melioration of the Ministry of Agriculture
and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic in the framework of UNECE-GIZ Programme “Regional Dialogue and Understanding on
Water Resources Management in Central Asia”, Phase II. The meeting focused on article-by-article explanation of the principles and provisions of the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
(UNECE Water Convention) and 1997 Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses (UN Watercourses Convention).
Report and list of participants
International water law: historic development and sources. International custom. Treaties.
UNECE Water Convention: Part I
UN Watercourses Convention: Arts. 5-7, 8, 10
Transboundary water cooperation of Finland
Cooperation of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan on small
1992 UNECE Water Convention: Part II
1991 UNECE Espoo Convention
1997 UN Watercourses Convention - Part III and beyond
Dispute settlement - 1992 UNECE Water Convention and 1997 UN Watercourses
New Implementation Committee under the UNECE Water Convention
Introduction to international negotiations
Participant Exercise no. 1:
Participant Exercise no. 2: