Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background

Frequently Asked Questions on the 1992 Water Convention

ID 19084 | | Visite: 176 | Documenti Ambiente EntiPermalink:

Temi: Ambiente , Acque

Frequently Asked Questions on the 1992 Water Convention

Frequently Asked Questions on the 1992 Water Convention

ID 19084 | 28.02.2023 / Ed. 2020

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. Designed as a regional instrument, the Water Convention was amended in 2003 to allow accession by countries outside the UNECE region. As of 2016, all United Nations Member States can accede to the Water Convention. As at mid-2020, the Water Convention has 44 Parties, including three Parties from outside the UNECE region, and many more countries are in the process of accession.

The Water Convention serves as a mechanism to strengthen international cooperation and national measures for the ecologically sound management and protection of transboundary surface waters and groundwaters. Furthermore, it provides an intergovernmental platform for the day-to-day development and advancement of transboundary cooperation.

This publication responds to the frequently asked questions about the Water Convention. It explains the obligations under the Water Convention and the way in which its institutional platform works, as well as the advantages for States to become Party to the Convention. It also addresses the relationship between the Water Convention and the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses.

This publication is intended for countries interested in accession to the Water Convention, countries already Parties to this instrument, international partners, non-governmental organizations and academia. It aims to strengthen the understanding of the Water Convention, facilitate and inform the decision-making process on accession, and contribute to the effective implementation of the Convention and improved transboundary water cooperation wordwide.



Tags: Ambiente Acque

Articoli correlati

Ultimi archiviati Ambiente

Mag 26, 2023 69

Decisione 2003/507/CE

Decisione 2003/507/CE Decisione 2003/507/CE del Consiglio, del 13 giugno 2003, relativa all'adesione della Comunità europea al protocollo della convenzione del 1979 sull'inquinamento atmosferico transfrontaliero a grande distanza per la riduzione dell'acidificazione, dell'eutrofizzazione e… Leggi tutto
Direttiva  UE  2023 958   Modifica direttiva EU ETS
Mag 16, 2023 171

Direttiva (UE) 2023/958

Direttiva (UE) 2023/958 / Modifica direttiva EU ETS - Trasporto aereo ID 19634 | 16.05.2023 Direttiva (UE) 2023/958 del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio del 10 maggio 2023 recante modifica della direttiva 2003/87/CE per quanto riguarda il contributo del trasporto aereo all’obiettivo di riduzione… Leggi tutto

Più letti Ambiente