On 8 June 2012, Luxembourg became the 26th nation to ratify or otherwise become a full party to the 1997 UN Convention on the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses. The other 25 states include: Burkina Faso, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, and Uzbekistan. To have a complete picture of the

On 19 June 2012, UN-Water will host the Water Day @ Rio+20 during the Sustainable Development Dialogue Days at RioCentro prior to the Rio+20 summit. The Day will be divided in 4 parts: Launch of the UN-Water Status Report on Water Resources

FAO legislative study 106: Manual para la formulación de reglamentos nacionales para la gestión de recursos hídricos, by S.Burchi, Chairman of the Executive Council, Julio Rendon Cano and AIDA member A. d'Andrea, is available online at http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2432s/i2432s00.pdf. It is the Spanish version of FAO Legislative

Institutional update  16th UN-Water Meeting (Zaragoza, Spain) UN-Water held its 16th meeting on 8-9 February 2012 in Zaragoza, Spain. We are grateful to UNW-DPAC for hosting this meeting and for ensuring the efficiency of all logistics. The final draft meeting report has been circulated to the participants

The OECD Working Paper “Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean : a Multi-level Approach” is available online at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/43/15/50064981.pdf. It will be converted into an OECD publication (in Spanish) by the Summer 2012.