The Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes is the first and only international legal agreement linking sustainable water management and the prevention, control and reduction of water-related diseases in Europe.Read More
There is growing awareness of the problems of water stress and scarcity around the world, and certainly action does need to be taken now in order to protect our water resources in the face of climate change and a growing global population.Read More
New technology and big data can improve the water management of transboundary aquifers. See in this post how researchers and government agencies are working together with international companies to improve water security in AfricaRead More
Countries share water from lakes, aquifers, and river businesses. These transboundary waters lend a helping hand to the livelihoods of a large number of people scattered throughout the world. As the global population increases and water sources dry up, it’s vital to oversee how these resources are managed by encouraging peaceful coordination and sustainable development.Read More
n the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basins of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal and the Salween river basin of China, Myanmar and Thailand, millions of people depend on rivers to provide the water that is essential to produce food, ensure their health, secure a livelihood and enjoy cultural practices.Read More
Water management in the Murray-Darling Basin has radically changed over the past 30 years. But none of the changes have addressed a glaring injustice: Aboriginal people’s share of water rights is minute, and in New South Wales it is diminishing.Read More
The Mekong River is one of the most threatened rivers in the world, largely due to the rapid increase in the number of large operational hydropower dams.
Most of those dams are located within China and could be used to divert water out of the Mekong for use elsewhere in China.
As coordinator of the Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Management Collaboration for Southern Africa, the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) works to provide important training sessions for both the teams conducting research for the Collaboration and the broader development sector. These training sessions began in 2019 with an eight-part training series with experts from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).Read More
The Govt. of India is aggressively pursuing the National Waterway No. 2 (NW2) as an infrastructure project for the development of the North-East, particularly for the State of Assam. It is an extremely ambitious project with plans of multi-modal transport systems and multiple other diplomatic agendas such as taking our neighbouring nations on-board for the development of the region. Such ambitious projects raise the stakes for all the stakeholders and demand high-end measures to ensure reliable operational availability at all times.Read More
The classical explanation to transboundary water conflicts has hinged upon the Malthusian doctrine that relates such conflicts to increasing physical scarcity of water over time. There is no denying that per capita water availability across the globe has been declining due to spurt in population growth over the last five decades. Water demand is also getting diversified with emergence of newer consumption forces driven by rapid urbanisation, greater food and energy needs, and extensive diversification of human water use.Read More
Fraying diplomatic ties between Canberra and Beijing have led to talk of conspiracy, but China owns just 1.9 per cent of Australia’s water marketRead More
Recent border related conflicts between India and Nepal are mostly related to either a river, or access to water, or flood protection works. Understanding small transboundary rivers is crucial.Read More
Enhancing transboundary water cooperation is crucial for accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal and UNECE want to help closing the current governance gapRead More