Water, health and ecosystems: directory of resources


Related health and environment conventions, legal agreements and strategic policies

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    Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (ECE Water Convention). United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
    http://www.unece.org/env/water/pdf/watercon.pdf
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    ECOLEX- a gateway to environmental law. A searchable database of environmental law and treaties. Sponsored by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Conservation Union (IUCN).
    http://www.ecolex.org/ecolex/index.php
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    International treaties, conventions, resolutions, recommendations & water laws. Web site providing links to international water laws. Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) Koblenz, Germany.
    http://grdc.bafg.de/servlet/is/1411/
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    International water law project. Supported by the Texas Tech University School of Law, USA
    http://www.internationalwaterlaw.org/
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    International waters. Links to international waters agreements: global, regional and water-body specific. Sponsored by Wikipedia, a free, volunteer-run, open-content encyclopedia.
    http://international-waters.wikiverse.org/
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    Marine environment. Yearbook of international cooperation on environment and development. Information on international agreements on the marine environment. Sponsored by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway.
    http://www.greenyearbook.org/agree/mar-env/mare-ind.htm
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    Protocol on Water and Health. Geneva, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
    http://www.unece.org/env/water/text/text_protocol.htm
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    (The) Protocol on Water and Health. What it is, why it matters. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004.
    http://www.euro.who.int/document/wsn/watprot/index.html or
    http://www.unece.org/env/water/documents/brochure_water_convention.pdf
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    (The) Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. An intergovernmental treaty providing the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. Gland, Switzerland.
    http://www.ramsar.org/
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    (The) right to water. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2003.
    http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/rtwrev.pdf
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    United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Bonn, Germany.
    http://www.unccd.int/cop/cop6/menu.php
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    United Nations Resolution 58/217. International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005–2015.
    http://www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations/decades/water_for_life.pdf
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    Vision 21. Water for people. Geneva, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.
    http://www.wsscc.org/dataweb.cfm?edit_id=45&CFID=670245&CFTOKEN=2537249
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    Water and wetlands. Gland, Switzerland, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Environmental Law Programme.
    http://www.iucn.org/themes/law/dev03.html
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    Water governance. New York, United Nations Development Programme.
    http://www.undp.org/water/watergovernance.html
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    Water policy and strategy. Nairobi, Kenya, United Nations Environment Programme.
    http://www.unep.org/dpdl/water/
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    World Water Forums. Marseille, France, World Water Council.
    http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/forum.shtml
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