|The Challenges for Transboundary Aquifer Management – IAH and IHP session|
The UNESCO International Hydrological Programme is co-convening the Session «The Challenges for Transboundary Aquifer Management», to be held during the IAH 2016 Montpellier International Congress. Take a look at the complete programme of the Congress and the description of the session. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended.
In 2016, the UN General Assembly is due to decide the fate of the UN International Law Commissions’ Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers following the repeated postponing the decision. The Draft Articles, in whose development the IAH took the scientific lead, represent arguably the most authoritative international legal instrument that specifically addresses the governance of aquifers. At the start of the SDG’s, it is becoming imperative to ensure that there is adequate regulation over transboundary aquifers, as their integrity and surrounding ecosystems are threatened by over exploitation, land-use changes and pollution. The science behind these drivers needs to be made more explicit and prominent.
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier!