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UN Watercourses Convention

Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses (New York, 1997)

The Watercourses Convention enters into force on 17 August 2014.

See pages 14-15 of the brochure on The global opening of the 1992 UNECE Water Convention to read how the 1992 UNECE Water Convention relates to the 1997 Watercourses Convention.

For an informal comparison of the two treaties see this presentation by the Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science under the auspices of UNESCO, with elements by the UNECE secretariat.

For more information on the global legal frameworks for transboundary cooperation on surface and groundwaters, their interrelations and implementation, see this presentation by representatives of Tanzania and the UNECE secretariat, made at the African Water Week 2014.

Recent event:

Seminar "How the Two Global Water Conventions Support Transboundary Water Cooperation", 31 August 2014, during Stockholm World Water Week