Article 8

General Obligation to Cooperate


Convention Text

  1. Watercourse states shall cooperate on the basis of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, mutual benefit and good faith in order to attain optimal utilisation and adequate protection of an international watercourse.
  2. In determining the manner of such cooperation, watercourse states may consider the establishment of joint mechanisms or commissions, as deemed necessary by them, to facilitate cooperation on relevant measures and procedures in the light of experience gained through cooperation in existing joint mechanisms and commissions in various regions.
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Video: Dinara Ziganshina Video: Dinara Ziganshina How can the UNWC assist states in Central Asia in building effective governance of their shared water resources?- Focus on the Aral Sea

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