The (International) Architecture for Transboundary Water Management

Published: January 2018

Dr. Marian Neal (Patrick) from the ICWC at SIWI presented on ‘The international architecture for transboundary water management’ at World Water Congress, 26 May 2015.

The session: Getting the best out of the global water conventions
Recent times have witnessed two major milestones in the evolution of international law relating to transboundary watercourses, namely the entry into force of the UN Watercourses Convention in August 2014 and the opening up of the UNECE Water Convention to all UN member states. If sufficiently supported and effectively coordinated within and between the conventions parties, these two global framework instruments can play a critical role in strengthening the equitable and sustainable management of the word’s transboundary waters.

This paper has been authored by Pilar Avello with contributions from Elizabeth A. Yaari, James Leten,

Alejandro Jimenez and Anton Earle from SIWI and Camilo Cetina, Executive Principal from CAF – Development Bank of Latin America.