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River basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation

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The UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes of 1992 places a significant emphasis on institutional cooperation between countries. It requires countries to enter into agreements and to establish joint bodies, such as river basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation. This publication analyses structures and activities of joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation and presents recommendations for developing cooperation and establishing and improving joint bodies in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. It focuses particularly on aspects where existing joint bodies in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia could improve their activities by strengthening institutional mechanisms. It describes major challenges and perspectives for cooperation in specific river basins.

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Executive summary

Since the early 1990s, all of the countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) have taken measures to establish transboundary water cooperation. Many have joined international conventions and agreements in this area and/or have entered into new bilateral and multilateral agreements and established joint bodies to facilitate transboundary water cooperation. Efforts to develop new agreements and joint bodies in EECCA are occurring in several basins. However, a number of transboundary water bodies in EECCA countries are not covered by agreements, and in some cases existing agreements and joint bodies do not effectively address current challenges. This publication is intended to facilitate the establishment and improve efficiency of joint bodies in the region.

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