This thematic case study reviews the diverse experience of the ‘Champions’ component’ of BRIDGE in Central America, South America, in the Lower Mekong region and in the Lake Chad Basin, to examine the factors of success and draw lessons for future initiatives that may choose to rely on change makers to effect transformative change.

Esta publicación analiza diferentes procesos de revisión de legislaciones sobre el agua en America del Sur. Entre otros aspectos se revisan los derechos de propiedad asociados a los recursos hídricos y al debate sobre la incorporación del principio contaminador-pagador y usuario-pagador y de los costos asociados a su conservación.

El libro realiza un análisis comparativo del estado de la incorporación de la variable ambiental en la legislación sobre recursos hídricos en Mesoamérica. En esta obra se describen diferentes aspectos de la legislación del agua, el marco institucional, usos del agua, incentivos para la conservación de los recursos hídricos, entre otros.

This book is aimed at policy makers and water managers who are non-experts in legal issues, but are confronted with them during their work related to water management activities in a context where the hydrological resources cross national boundaries. It explains in a clear and simple way the principal aspects of International Water Law and the most important elements for water management and conservation in an international context.

Vol. 1 : International agreements, compilation and analysis

This book compiles and reviews key water related agreements to provide solutions to complex social and environmental challenges affecting freshwater ecosystems.

This publication addresses a multiplicity of issues on water governance, including water, wetlands and international environmental agreements; legal aspects of transboundary water resources; water resources management at the local level; customary and modern institutions; integrated water resources management, environment, economy, and equity in national water policies; and river basin organisations in West Africa.

This book aims to identify issues, both theoretical and practical, that States face in establishing cooperative transboundary mechanisms to effectively adapt water management to climate change. Furthermore, it will address complex legal hurdles that existing transboundary water institutions face when attempting to adapt existing mechanisms to function in a changing climate. It will also provide an overview of best practices in transboundary adaptive water governance thus far, in hopes that it can serve as a basis for contributing towards developing a better understanding of the linkages between water and climate change, and what can be done to help instutitions and societies to adapt.

This book contains a brief overview of relations and interdependencies between states sharing transboundary waters and the potential benefits achieved from the negotiation of agreements.

This book analyzes mechanisms to improve water governance arrangements at the national level by way of enhancing the capacities of water managers to deal with legal and policy issues.

This publication provides an overview of the world’s shared water resources and insights for managing these resources. Using case studies from around the world, it describes the benefits to be gained from cooperation and the challenges of constructing legal frameworks, institutions, management processes and financing and partnership strategies to govern transboundary waters equitably and sustainably.

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