UN Watercourse Convention comes into force

goodwp.com-21124The Convention will enter into force on the 17th August 2014.   Entry into force of this global framework convention that seeks to, ‘ensure the utilisation, development, conservation, management and protection of international watercourses and the promotion of the optimal and sustainable utilisation there of for present and future generations’, is a significant milestone in the development of international water law.   The purpose of this section is to provide information pertaining to the role and relevance of the UN Watercourses Convention as a global legal instrument addressing transboundary water issues.