Transboundary water management – why it is important and why it needs to be developed

23 Sep 2013
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Summary

Managing interdependencies of transboundary waters is one of the human development challenges facing the international community. In many aspects water is among the most ‘shared’ resources on Earth. Some 276 river basins cross the political boundaries of two or more countries, and about 40% of the world’s population lives in river and lake basins that cross international borders. This article acknowledges the need for a cooperative management framework and how that might be achieved.

 

Pp 49-52 in UNESCO publication:

"Free Flow – Reaching Water Security Through Cooperation", UNESCO (2013)

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