Transboundary water resources in the ESCWA region

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Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Middle East., Water-supply -- Middle East -- International cooperation., Watershed management -- Middle East -- International coopera

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StatementEconomic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
ContributionsUnited Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
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LC ClassificationsHD1698.M53 T7 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 100 p. :
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Open LibraryOL104800M
LC Control Number99221543

Transboundary water resources in the ESCWA region. New York: United Nations, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United Nations.

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. OCLC Number: Notes: "E/ESCWA/ENR//7." "". Overview of Transboundary Water Cooperation in the Arab Region Enhancing Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region –Progress, Challenges and Opportunities, Beirut, March Ziad Khayat Economic Affairs Officer Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability ESCWA.

Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia. This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was prepared by ESCWA and the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and was developed in close consultation with.

Environment in the transboundary context in the ESCWA region. New York: United Nations, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: United Nations.

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. OCLC. Transboundary Water Resources: Strategies for Regional Security and Ecological Stability an important challenge for the development of the whole region. The NATO workshop held on August by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, attended by experts from five.

ESCWA Series on Water Development. This series aims to enhance the application of integrated water resources management (IWRM) concepts in the region, with the explicit objectives to: (a) provide.

transboundary water cooperation, should they exist.

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At the regional level, a Draft Framework Convention on Shared Water Resources in the Arab Region that supports shared Transboundary water resources in the ESCWA region book resources management between Arab States was prepared and reviewed by the member States of the League of Arab States under the auspices of the Arab Ministerial Water Council.

Beirut, 6 March Water resources in the Arab region are characterized by scarcity and disparate geographic distribution. The demand for water and the competition over water access are ever-increasing, due to many factors including rapid population growth.

So is the need for increased cooperation on the management of transboundary water resources. Against this backdrop, ESCWA. ESCWA: 74 million in the Arab region at risk of COVID due to lack of access to a handwashing facility. March. Enhancing cooperation on transboundary water resources in the Arab region.

November. ESCWA partakes in several international and. This publication is the first UN-led effort to make a comprehensive assessment of the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East.

It follows a standardized. The book covers theoretical aspects of management of transboundary water as well as case studies from hotspots around the world. The unique aspect of this book is the multidisciplinary nature of the chapters, reflecting a new field of research that will gain popularity as water scarcity will increase over time and across regions.

Climate change, population growth and the increasing demand for water are all capable of leading to disputes over transboundary water systems. Dealing with these challenges will require the enhancing of adaptive capacity, the improving of the quality of water-resources management and a reduction in the risk of conflict between riparian states.

In a region already widespread with security concerns, destabilization, and the current and continuing revolutions originating from the Arab Spring, the maintenance and protection of water resources continues to compete for the attention of national leaders.

Issues involving ecology, law, economics, politics, water policy and integrated water management were discussed and evaluated. Against the backdrop of the widely known Aral Sea problem, these leading experts addressed a wide variety of current and emerging issues related to transboundary water.

Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources.

It is the outgrowth of long-term deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a. region: Transboundary water cooperation SDG 6 Indicator United Nations House, Beirut, 5 March Draft Agenda Opening Session and Introduction Moderator: Mr.

Ziad Khayat, Economic Affairs Officer, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) – Welcome and opening remarks. They found that 43% of papers concerning transboundary water research in South Asia had at least one female co-author, but these numbers were considerably lower for female first or sole authors (35%), and for authors from the region, where women only constituted 19%.

Highlights on the status of transboundary water cooperation for surface water and groundwater resources in the MENA region Mr. Ziad Khayat, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCWA: PDF: Progress on IWRM and transboundary water resources management in the MENA region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator and Transboundary waters – the aquifers, and lake and river basins shared by two or more countries – support the lives and livelihoods of vast numbers of people across the world.

In an era of increasing water stress, how we manage these critical resources is vital to promoting peaceful cooperation and sustainable development.

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There are now identified transboundary aquifers and transboundary ‘groundwater bodies' (as defined in the European Union Water Framework Directive) underlying almost every nation state.

The map is based on the most recent results of an inventory of many projects of many projects carried out around the world.

Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources. It is the outgrowth of long-term deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a series of.

1. Introduction. In the beginning of the 21st Century, 40% of the world's population lives in transboundary river basins (Phillips et al., ).Transboundary waters contribute to 50% of the world's available water resources (Phillips et al.,Earle et al., ) and their contribution is even greater in water stressed ns of people in the Middle East have no access to.

Nexus Blog // Workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region in Beirut On the 3rd and 4th March ofa workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region took place in Beirut, where the Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme (NDP)-MENA shared some of the experiences made with applying the WEF Nexus approach in the Niger Basin.

Get this from a library. Transboundary Water Resources Management: Institutional and Engineering Approaches. [Jacques Ganoulis; Lucien Duckstein; Peter Literathy; Istvan Bogardi] -- In a world facing a growing water crisis, conflicts regarding water sharing and environmental issues are expected to grow, especially in transboundary river basins, where 40% of the world's.

This report presents two case studies on shared water resources in the ESCWA region. Part one presents a study of the Al-Kabeer Al-Janoubi river shared by Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic.

1. Introduction. Groundwater resources play an important role in sustaining water needs of Asia. Groundwater is widely adopted for crop irrigation, food production, industry, and domestic use in urban and rural communities, accounting for about 25% of total water usage in Asia ().The groundwater withdrawal amount in Asia accounts for the majority (72%) of global usage value, caused by.

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Water and Development Research Group, Water Resources Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to analyse the coverage of the principles of transboundary water resources management in two key bilateral treaties in the Ganges Basin. The treaties are the.

The availability of other water resources was calculated using the Water Stress Index (WSI). The water stress index is defined by the ratio of water demand to renewable water resources. The values of the total renewable water resources available in each country were obtained from ESCWA () report for Syria and Lebanon and from the CIA for.

UN ESCWA. The Agenda calls for transformative change and paradigm shifts. They can facilitate or stunt the ability of countries to mobilize political will, expertise and resources to tackle transboundary priorities, which are stark in the Arab region, including those related to water, food security, climate change and peace.

Arab. Development (UNCED) insuggested integrated water resources management (IWRM) and transboundary cooperation and cooperative management of the shared water resources (Articles, –,and ). Agenda 21 stresses the need for transboundary water cooperation and agreements among the riparian.

hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts.

The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries in the Middle East. by providing an up-to-date view of the state and evolution of shared water resources in Western Asia, the Inventory makes.This book outlines the current status of water resources management in Central Asia countries, and provides a review of the history, policies and transboundary cooperation regarding water resources in the region.

Particular attention is given to the water-energy-food-environmental nexus, and to the application of the UNECE Environmental Conventions in Central Asia. The workshop was jointly organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean ().Throughout the two days, lively discussions were held on good and bad practices as well as lessons learnt from cooperation on transboundary surface and groundwater in the MENA region.