Good transboundary water governance in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals : a legal perspective

Orme, Mallory and Cuthbert, Zoë and Sindico, Francesco and Gibson, Julie and Bostic, Renice (2015) Good transboundary water governance in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals : a legal perspective. Water International, 40 (7). pp. 969-983. ISSN 0250-8060

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    Abstract

    The goal of this article is to discuss whether the Sustainable Development Goals address the cooperation necessary to facilitate a system of transboundary water governance. For the purpose of this analysis, a Good Transboundary Water Governance Matrix has been developed. We find that transboundary water governance requires a holistic interpretation and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals understood as a whole. In particular, good governance and, ultimately, sustainable development require stakeholders to focus not only on water (Goal 6) but also on Goal 16, which focuses on international cooperation.

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    Orme, Mallory, Cuthbert, Zoë, Sindico, Francesco ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9320-0762, Gibson, Julie and Bostic, Renice;