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  • 8th World Water Forum, Brasilia, March 18-23, 2018

    March 16, 2018

    The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.

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  • Hague Academy of International Law - Auditorium

    Hague Academy External Programme

    April 29, 2015

    External Programme Hague Academy of International Law, 41st Session – Montevideo (Uruguay), 30 October – 6 November 2015, Theme of the session: Water Resources and International Law. All lectures will be delivered in English or Spanish.
    New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 370

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  • Scheldt River collection

    The Scheldt is a transboundary river which originates in North-Western France and runs through Western Belgium and the South-West of the Netherlands. The Scheldt Estuary is shared between Belgium and the Netherlands. The Dutch section of the estuary is called the Western Scheldt, and is of vital importance as navigation channel to the port of […]

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  • UPEACE/Peace Palace Library Lecture: Judge Kenneth Keith and PCA Legal Counsel Judith Levine on International Water Disputes

    January 30, 2015

    On Wednesday January 28, 2015, the fourth of a series of Lectures on Peacebuilding in Progress was held at the Academy Building of the Peace Palace, The Hague. The lectures on Peacebuilding are organised by the UPEACE Centre The Hague and the Peace Palace Library.

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  • UPEACE Seminar on International Water Conflicts

    UPEACE Seminar on International Water Conflicts

    November 26, 2014

    On December 4, the City of The Hague and the recently founded Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) will organize a seminar on International Water Conflicts. The WDC offers advisory services to governments and public entities at all levels, training and capacity building, knowledge exchange, advice on conflict resolution methods, direct assistance as an honest broker in conflict resolution and on post-conflict peacebuilding in and through the water sector, research, publications and the organization of conferences. The seminar will take place in the Peace Palace on December 4 at 16.00 hrs.

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  • International Water Law: Recent Developments

    International Water Law: Recent Developments

    September 12, 2014

    International water law is on the move. It is evolving with increasing importance despite its relative youth as a subject of public international law. The entry into force of the 1997 Watercourses Convention and the recent amendment of the 1992 Water Convention to open it up to non-UNECE States have given a boost to this field of international law. It is important and encouraging to see that the recently established universal norms have been nurturing each other and have inspired new agreements on individual river basins and aquifers. Further cooperation is still needed, however. International law is a recognized means for supporting and developing this.

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  • UPEACE Lecture Water A Source of Conflict or a Potential Peace Builder

    UPEACE Lecture: Water: A Source of Conflict or a Potential Peace Builder?

    June 27, 2014

    Prof. András Szöllösi-Nagy, Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, based in Delft, the Netherlands, will deliver a speech on “Water: A Source of Conflict or a Potential Peace Builder?” The presentation will overview the current global perspective on shared water resources with an attempt to identify major likely future challenges along with an outline of potential opportunities for solutions in the context of transboundary watersheds and aquifers.

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  • Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on Water in the Post-2015 Agenda, Thursday 21 March 2013, Peace Palace, The Hague

    Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on Water in the Post-2015 Agenda, Thursday 21 March 2013, Peace Palace, The Hague

    March 21, 2013

    This year’s World Water Day provides scope for discussing the post-2015 MDG development agenda. In this context, an interactive inspirational leadership event called ‘Wings for Water’ will take place today, 21 March 2013. The focus of the event will be a multi-stakeholder dialogue on water in the future global sustainable development framework and the role of actors from civil society and the business community. They will enter in dialogue with key national, international and (inter) governmental and political representatives.

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  • Okavango Delta

    40 Years of the Ramsar Convention : Appraisal and Outlook

    April 20, 2012

    On 2 February 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was adopted. The original Contracting Parties of the Convention were driven by an anxiety that migratory waterbirds were in increasing danger because of loss of their habitats. And yet in their wisdom they created a convention focused on wetland ecosystems rather than just wetland birds.

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  • Water - Research Guide International Law

    Water

    The Law of International Watercourses is evolving with increasing importance despite its relative youth as a subject of public international law and the fact that much of the law is emerging but not as yet well established law. From times of Antiquity, when early civilizations settled along the great rivers of the world, water has played an important role in economic and social development. Apart from domestic consumption, navigation was the most important use of water, and early doctrine and State practice reflect this. Following the Industrial Revolution, competition over the non-navigational uses of international watercourses spurred the development of international water law.

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