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GL9. THE LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS IN THE FACE OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE
Moderator: Lilian Del Castillo Laborde, AIDA

Dealing with transboundary water resources in the context of relations among sovereign States but also in the context of interstate relations within federal countries engages rules of international law which are crystallized in treaties, agreements, compacts, court rulings and authoritative re-statements of the law, of the most diverse import, and operating at different spatial scales – from universal to regional to basin-specific all the way down to water body-specific. The treaty record and experience, and the norms of interstate behaviour which have been distilled from them, will be presented and debated, also with an eye to their suitability and to the need of adaptation to the challenges posed by climate variability.