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ECOLEX, the Gateway to Environmental Law

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ECOLEX is a comprehensive, internet-based information service on environmental law, including natural resources management. As a single site source of comprehensive information on environmental law, ECOLEX comprises four databases, namely international treaties, national legislation, court decisions and policy and law literature.  It provides bibliographic as well as analytical information (abstracts, key words), and links to the original full texts documents.

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CASE STUDY: Regional flood information sharing in the Hindu Kush–Himalayan Region

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 The overall objective of the project is to minimise loss of lives and livelihoods by reducing flood vulnerability in the HKH (The Hindu Kush–Himalayan) region with specific reference to the Ganges-Brahmaputra Meghna and Indus river basins. The Project’s purpose is to create a timely exchange of flood data and information within and among participating countries through an established and agreed platform which is accessible and user friendly.

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Capacity building in data administration for assessing transboundary water resources in the EECCA countries

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This project aims to reinforce data administration at national and regional level in order to support the production of useful information for national and transboundary water management, as well as to facilitate the future assessments of water resources undertaken under the “Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes” (Water Convention).

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Case study on IWRM: IOWater project on infrastructure and pollution control in Izmir bay (TURKEY)

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When they met in Paris on 5 March 1997, the Turkish and French Ministers for the Environment agreed to launch a pilot project, in the Izmir area, aimed at the integrated management of water resources (infrastructures and pollution control) of the three Aegean rivers:

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Monitoring Performance of Regulated Utilities and Asset Holders in Water and Sanitation Services Provision

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The Water Regulation Information System (WARIS) is a database application software used by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB)  – the Regulator – to monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of Water Service Providers (WSPs)  – the utilities – and Water Services Boards (WSBs) – the asset holders.

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1.5.7 Mechanisms to share and monitor information at transboundary level

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 1.5.7 “By 20XX, develop mechanisms to share and monitor information at transboundary level especially on:(i) Scientific and social data for information systems: contribution to an online inventory and establishment of a water observatory and (ii) Indicators and guidelines for programmes monitoring the quality of cooperationandimpact of the lack of access to water on cooperation and peace-building.”

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