Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Basins of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers
More than half of the world population daily lives in the basins of 276 transboundary rivers and lakes or nearly 300 aquifers. Cooperation among the riparian countries to better manage water resources and the environments in these basins, in the interest of all users and all sectors, is becoming imperative as the pressure on water resources is increasing because of the global changes which are intensifying.
The integrated approach to water resources management that many countries now have introduced in their national policy appears as the basis for improved management of transboundary basins.
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