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Implementation of the Basin Management Principle in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia 01.05.2016

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of implementation of the river basin planning principle in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It is a follow-up to a benchmarking study by UNECE and OECD from early 2014, where the overall status with regard to implementation of the IWRM principles was described. 

Water Diplomacy 01.09.2014

At national level there are normally traditions and mechanisms to determine water allocation between different economic sectors such as agriculture or hydropower production. However, as over 45 percent of the land surface of the world is covered by river basins that are shared by two or more countries, need for bilateral agreements arises. The UNECE Water Convention offers some of the tools for what is increasingly described with the concept of ’water diplomacy’. 

Integrated Water Resources Management in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia 01.05.2014

This publication gives an overview of implementation of the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) principles and water sector reforms in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The report is structured in accordance with key IWRM principles and describes the efforts to create institutional and legal frameworks and implement IWRM principles in these countries.