The Water Convention aims to protect and ensure the quantity, quality and sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation. It provides an intergovernmental platform for the day-to-day development and advancement of transboundary cooperation. Initially negotiated as a regional instrument,  it turned into a universally available legal framework for transboundary water cooperation, following the entry into force of amendments in February 2013, opening it to all UN Member States

Topics: 
adaptation, climate change, water resources management, wetland, RAMSAR site
Entry into force: 
6 Oct 1996
Region: 
Global
Source of information: Water Convention website .
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