WATER - water sharing treaties and frameworks

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  • Water sharing treaties and frameworks
    • Helsinki Rules - have an 'equitable use' and 'equitable shares' concept.
    • UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) water convention promotes the joint management and conservation of shared freshwater ecosystems.
    • EU Water Framework Directive (2000) committed all members to ensure their 'status' of water bodies were one nautical mile offshore.
    • UN Water Courses Convention offers guidelines for protection and use of transboundary rivers like the Nile.
    • International cooperation keeps the world at peace, but this may not be forever.

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