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An effective global legal framework for transboundary waters

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In recent years, water pollution and overuse have worsened in many places, and climate change is making water availability more unpredictable, with more frequent, widespread droughts and floods. These problems are compounded in the case of transboundary waters. International law requires states to cooperate over the sustainable management of these precious resources.

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An effective global legal framework for transboundary aquifers within the framework of the UNWC

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As a legal solution to address those concerns, WWF proposes the future adoption of a protocol to the UNWC, adapting its rules to all groundwaters relevant to international law. This protocol would take into account the draft articles and other legal sources, as a basis for renewed negotiations on the codification and development of international groundwater law, culminating in the adoption of the proposed protocol.

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Strengthening of Tisza River Basin cooperation – Towards the implementation of the Integrated Tisza River Basin Management Plan supporting the sustainable development of the region

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Ukraine, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Hungary and Serbia share not only the beauties of the Tisza River Basin but also the region’s problems related to water supply, severe floods, droughts, landslides and erosion, accidental pollution by industrial and mining activities as well as pollution from agricultural sources. These problems are influencing water quality and quantity, and the management of land and water. It is therefore essential that these issues are addressed in an integrated approach.

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AF8. All African countries undertake legal and institutional reforms to ensure accountability, participatory, efficient and sustainable WSS and WRM at national (2015) and basin (2025).

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AF8. All African countries undertake legal and institutional reforms to ensure accountability, participatory, efficient and sustainable WSS and WRM at national (2015) and basin (2025).

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