Water Crisis Agreement
The Blue Basin of the Nile is an interesting case because Addis Ababa has already progressed in the construction of the large and controversial Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. With the construction of this mega-project, which will store 79 billion cubic meters of water and produce 6,450 megawatts of hydropower, Ethiopia is challenging the dominant hydropolitical regime that for decades has benefited Egypt downstream and, to some extent, Sudan. The situation is acute in Asia, where per capita water availability is the lowest and lowest in the world. With more than 50% of the world`s population and growing growth and about 27 per cent of its freshwater resources, South and South-East Asia, for example, is under increasing pressure due to economic development, rapid urbanization and population growth. A brief overview of some of the region`s major watersheds (extended to the February article) shows the extent to which these valuable resources are shared. International management in the columbia river system [- 944.4 KB]United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Hydrological Programme (IHP), PCCP series. This paper provides an overview of the physical, human and international water management phenomena in the Columbia River system. Rhine Case Study [- 1.84 MB] United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Hydrological Programme (IHP), PCCP series. 2003 Experience of conflict and cooperation in the Rhine basin proves the usefulness of river district organizations. This publication describes the main organizations in their legal context, their missions and their duties and their development. The theoretical aspects of conflict prevention and conflict resolution are illustrated by water-related conflicts along the Rhine. In these cases, these include floods, shipping, fishing, water pollution, salt releases and accidental spills. Convention on the Protection and Use of Cross-Border Waterways and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNSE).
January 2014 This convention, adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996, serves as a mechanism for strengthening international cooperation and for national environmentally friendly management measures and for the protection of surface and cross-border groundwater. It also provides an intergovernmental platform for the day-to-day development of cross-border cooperation. The Convention is open to all UN member states. This document describes the changes to the Convention, which defines its structure and intentions in English, French and Russian. Groundwater in international law. Contracting and other legal instruments [- 503 KB] United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).