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Protection of water resources and integrated sustainable water management in the European Union and beyond - Council conclusionsSubmitted by EUWI Team on 22-June-2011 - 0 Comments | 0 file | 1576 reads
3103rd ENVIRONMENT Council meetingLuxembourg, 21 June 2011
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
1."RECOGNISING that while water availability and water quality are essential for sustainable development and green economy, waters face many threats including increasing trends of global population growth, urbanization, pollution, overexploitation, desertification and climate change.
In 1997, more than 100 nations joined up in adopting the UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses as the only global treaty laying out the rules and principles that govern the use, management and protection of international watercourses.The convention counts 20 contracting states – 15 short of the required for entry into force.
The CLICO project has mobilized 14 research teams from Europe, North Africa, Sahel and the Middle East and brought together for the first time some of the world’s leading researchers in water resource, vulnerability, and peace and security studies. Eleven cases of hydro-conflicts will be studied ranging from Niger, Sudan, the Jordan and Nile basins to Cyprus, Italy and the Sinai desert. A large dataset – the first of its kind – of hydro-conflicts in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel will be regressed against climatic, hydrological and socio-economic variables.