SS-53 The Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers – Moving forward until the next UN General Assembly session

Topic: 4. Water policy and governance
Date: 2017-05-31
Time from: 10:50:00
Time to: 12:20:00
Room: Salón Coba

While the sustainable and efficient management of the 592 transboundary aquifers identified to date is recognized as critical for the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, still only six arrangements are specifically dedicated to transboundary aquifers. One critical tool in bridging the gap between science and policy-making and supporting states in setting appropriate arrangements for the management of their transboundary aquifers is the Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers. This session organized by UNESCO-IHP, IAH and AIDA brings together the science, law, policy-making to address the crucial interlinkages that can allow good governance of transboundary aquifers.