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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

International Joint Commissions for the Settlement of Water Disputes

Lara B Fowler, Ashok Swain

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 March 2024

Freshwater — Sustainable development

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 There are numerous international river basin organizations focused on managing transboundary water, with most formed in the last 40 years. Their authority and function vary by basin, with an increasing number focused on critical issues like groundwater and climate change. This article surveys international joint commissions for water and their dispute resolution approaches. It is meant as an introduction and is not a comprehensive analysis of all such organizations nor their effectiveness. 2 The number of international river basins has changed over time due to...
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