Glasgow Statement on International Water Cooperation and Transboundary Aquifers
The Glasgow Statement on International Water Cooperation and Transboundary Aquifers stems from the International Roundtable Conference on International Water Conference and Transboundary Aquifers organised by the University of Strathclyde in collaboration with CIFAL Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, on 15-16 October 2013. The conference was supported by the Scottish Government and the University of Strathclyde and was organised in partnership with UNITAR, UNESCO-IHP, IAEA, IAH, DFID, SA Water Forum, and the University of Dundee. This was the only event worldwide to focus specifically on transboundary aquifers during the UN International Year of Water Cooperation. Further information about the conference can be found here, together with a copy of the presentations.
International water law is mentioned as one of the key elements to be taken into account in the management of transboundary aquifers in the Glasgow Statement on International Water Cooperation and Transboundary Aquifers. The Statement encourages mutually supportive approaches in the promotion and joint implementation of the United Nations Watercourses Convention, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Water Convention and the International Law Commission Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers.