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New Paper on Transboundary Water Management in Central America

The Central America region is generously endowed with water resources, but concerns are growing about water scarcity in parts of the region. This can mean both a physical lack of water and a lack of mechanisms and actions for effectively managing, allocating, and developing water resources. A new GWP Technical Focus Paper focuses on these issues.
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China: The ways to address disputes in Zhang River (#476)

Zhang River runs through Shanxi Province, Hebei Province and Henan Province as the border of Hebei and Henan Provinces. Within the basin, there is a large population but inadequate water and land resources. The residents of the villages along the river only have a small amount of valley terraces and flood land barely meeting their survival demand.

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GWP-Med contributes to UNESCO book on Science Diplomacy and Transboundary Water Management based on experience from the Orontes River case study

The Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) contributed to a key UNESCO handbook on science diplomacy and transboundary water management published in late 2015, focusing on the Orontes River case in Lebanon; this was the outcome of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) project “New technologies for an integrated and sustainable management of natural resources in Lebanon” financially supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Integrated Water Resources Management in Central and Eastern Europe: IWRM versus EU Water Framework Directive

This paper explores the relationship between the aims and instruments of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the principles of IWRM at the example of Central and Eastern Europe, where water management has been dominated by the WFD since these States became members of the EU. Technical Focus Papers are publications of the GWP Technical Committee that harness and share knowledge generated by GWP Partnerships.