The Protocol on Civil Responsibility for Damage and Repair for Damage caused by the Cross-Border Effects of Industrial Accidents on Cross-Border Waters was formally adapted at the “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference in Kiev, Ukraine, on 21 May 2003. It was launched by a first joint special session of the contracting parties to the Water Convention, in conjunction with the parties to the Convention on the Cross-Border Impacts of Workplace Accidents. The aim is to give people affected by the cross-border consequences of industrial accidents a legal right to adequate and rapid compensation for international waterways (for example. B fishermen or operators of downstream water stations). [37] Drina River Basins in the Western Balkans, where Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia cooperate in cross-border waters. Finally, and not least, South America has 38 cross-border watersheds that account for 60% of the continent`s land area11. 23 of these basins are covered by basin-wide agreements, while 15 basins are not subject to basin agreements.12 Implementation Guide of the Economic Commission for Europe (EEC-UN). September 2013 The Convention on the Protection and Use of Cross-Border Waterways and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and came into force in 1996. It brings together almost all the countries sharing cross-border waters in the pan-European region and should, thanks to its global openness to all UN Member States, gain wider participation. This is a commentary on the provisions of the convention and an explanation of the legal, procedural, administrative, technical and practical aspects of the convention`s appropriate implementation requirements. The aim is to strengthen understanding of the agreement between current and future parties, international partners, non-governmental organizations and the scientific community. Water and health protocol attached to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Cross-Border Waterways and International Lakes [ – 44 KB] UNITED Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN EEC), World Health Organization (WHO).

The aim of this protocol is to promote, at all appropriate levels, both nationally and transnationally and internationally, the protection of human health and well-being, both individually and collectively, within the framework of sustainable development, by improving water management, including the protection of aquatic ecosystems, and by preventing, controlling and reducing water-related diseases. [18] Burchi, Stefano and Mechlem, Kerstin; Groundwater in international law: the constitution of treaties and other legal instruments; 2005; P. 534. Access on July 13, 2017. Rules on International Groundwaters, adopted by the ILA, are available at 62 International Law Association Reports of Conferences 219. See 62 International Law Association Reports of Conferences 231 on International Water Resource Law. Transforming Potential Conflict into Cooperation Potential: The Role of International Water Law [ [ – 1.49 MB]United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Hydrological Programme (IHP), PCCP series.