What is it about?

The possible negative consequences of changes that are occurring in the Mekong River because of development activities are raising concerns. Scholars have been wondering whether multilateral or bilateral water treaties can be used by the states sharing the river to protect their interests. Moreover, the UN Watercourses Convention’s entry into force has made researchers question its potential impact on the management of shared freshwaters. This article will highlight the scenarios in which multilateral or bilateral treaties can be used to manage the Mekong River, taking into account the entry into force of the Watercourses Convention.

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Why is it important?

This article is extremely important as there is a need to ensure the good governance of the Mekong river where international water law can be of great help.


This is paper adds a new perspective to the literature that has dealt with this issue offering a pragmatic approach through which transboundary water governance can be achieved!

imad ibrahim
gLAWcal – Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development

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This page is a summary of: Water governance in the Mekong after the Watercourses Convention 35th ratification: Multilateral or bilateral approach?, International Journal of Water Resources Development, July 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1636769.
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