Our waters - joining hands across borders: first assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters
examines current measures to monitor and improve the status of both transboundary surface and groundwaters.
Problems discussed include:
- risks of upstream downstream conflicts attached to water sharing among riparian countries
- effects of climate change on the water resources
- overuse of groundwater resulting for agricultural purposes and drinking water supply
- contamination of drinking water supplies by pollution from point sources
- pollution from diffuse sources (e.g. agriculture, urban areas)
- the need for plans on integrated water resources management for almost all basins
- developing assistance programmes in EECCA and SEE countries .