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close this bookTowards Sustainable Water Resources Management - A Strategic Approach (European Commission, 1998, 351 pages)
close this folderPart III: Aids for the application of the strategic approach
close this folderChapter 12: Glossary of key concepts
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentAppropriate modern technology
View the documentAwareness raising
View the documentBasic needs/Basic services
View the documentBeijing Global Platform for Action
View the documentCapacity building
View the documentClean technology
View the documentCommunications techniques
View the documentDecentralised co-operation
View the documentDemand management
View the documentEconomic and financial analysis
View the documentEcosystem management
View the documentEnvironmental analysis
View the documentEnvironmental economic valuation
View the documentEnvironmental sanitation
View the documentGender
View the documentHygiene (or health) education
View the documentIndigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK)
View the documentIntegrated water resources management
View the documentInternational water law
View the documentKnowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) studies
View the documentMarginal cost pricing
View the documentMetering
View the documentMonitoring Indicators
View the documentParticipation
View the documentParticipatory Appraisal
View the documentParticipatory Irrigation Management (PIM)
View the documentParticipatory Technology Development (PTD)
View the documentPolicy Review
View the document'Polluter pays' principle
View the documentPrivate sector participation
View the documentRamsar Convention
View the documentRegulatory systems
View the documentRe-use and recycling of water
View the documentRiver Basin Organisations (RBOs)
View the documentSocial data collection
View the documentSocial Impact Assessment (SIA)
View the documentStakeholders
View the documentSocial mobilisation
View the documentSubsidiarity principle
View the documentTariffs
View the documentTariff structures
View the documentTransboundary waters
View the documentVirtual water
View the documentWater-borne diseases
View the documentWater laws and legislation
View the documentWater Markets
View the documentWater ownership
View the documentWater quality standards
View the documentWater User Associations
View the documentWillingness-to-pay (WTP) surveys

International water law

In 1997, the UN General Assembly adopted a Convention on the Law of the Non-navigable Uses of International Watercourses aimed at guiding states in negotiating agreements on specific watercourses, and invited member states and regional economic integration organisations to become parties. This is the most recent body of international legislation for negotiation and conflict resolution concerning transboundary waters. (See a fuller description of international legal instruments in Chapter 13.)