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Glossary of Shared Water Resources (English-Arabic)

Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology

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This glossary was prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) of Germany. It is a response to a request from the sixth session of the Committee of Water Resources at ESCWA, which called for a clearly explained vocabulary for use in describing internationally-shared surface and groundwater. Adopting a unified English-Arabic common terminology is thus expected to harmonize understanding of the technical, socio-economic, environmental, institutional and legal issues related to the joint management of shared water resources. This glossary is intended to be used by specialists, including decision makers and negotiators from different Western Asian and Arab countries.

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Introduction

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hanover, Germany through a joint project with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. ESCWA promotes economic and social development through enhancing the sustainable development of its member countries. This glossary is a response to a request from the sixth session of the Committee on Water Resources at ESCWA, which called for a clearly explained vocabulary for use in describing internationally-shared surface and groundwater resources.

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