Publication “Best Practices and International Experience with Transboundary Water Dispute Resolution"

7 Dec 2010

Publication “Best Practices and International Experience with Transboundary Water Dispute Resolution"

The UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia has issued another publication entitled “Best Practices and International Experience with Trans-boundary Water Dispute Resolution”.

This report documents the results of an applied research and capacity building initiative undertaken by the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia in the fall of 2010. The research team included Andrea Menaker and Lauren Mandell whose time was generously donated by the international law firm of White and Case, Richard Paisley from the University of British Columbia and Alex Grzybowski from the UNDPA Mediation Support Unit, Mediation Standby Team. The initiative focused on the international best practices for trans-boundary water dispute resolution. These practices were presented to representatives of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as numerous international agencies in an experiential learning workshop held in December 2010 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

This report is relevant to the development and implementation of trans-boundary water agreements anywhere in the world and will hopefully be of some assistance to those parties that are endeavoring to make those agreements more valuable to all concerned. International recognition of the substantive content delivered in this workshop and documented in this report is reflected by the fact that the majority of this report has been incorporated into the 2011 synthesis report of the recently completed UNDP-GEF International Water Project, which documents international best practices in trans-boundary water governance based on an exhaustive survey of practices around the world.

The publication is expected to be of interest to diplomats, state officials, academic circles and political analysts of Central Asian states and the international expert community that follows up on developments in the region.



Author:  Alex Grzybowski, Lauren Mandell, Andrea Menaker, Richard Paisley
No. of pages: 39
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: UNRCCA
Download PDF: English