Argun in the Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers

UN published the Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters in the UNECE region.The Second Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the status of transboundary waters in the European and some Asian parts of the UNECE region, covering more than 140 transboundary rivers, 25 transboundary lakes, about 200 transboundary groundwater aquifers and 25 Ramsar Sites or other wetlands of transboundary importance.It has been carried out under the auspices of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes with involvement of more than 250 experts.Utilizing data and information provided by national Governments and river commissions, maps, graphs and statistical data, the Second Assessment presents a broad analysis of transboundary water resources, pressure factors, quantity and quality status, and transboundary impacts, as well as responses and future trends. It also documents national and transboundary legal and institutional frameworks for water management and cooperation. The Second Assessment seeks to provide a picture of the expected impacts on transboundary water resources, including the measures planned or in place to adapt to climate change.The Amur and Argun rivers occupy Chapter 2 (in Part IV) in English and in Russian. Chapterl provides overview of existing basin-management problems and also an overview of Dauria’s Ramsar wetlands prepared by DIPA experts with essential information on biodiversity, climate cycle and threats to natural ecosystems of the area.The Second assessment highlights common transboundary problems in river basins shared by UNECE countries and their Asian neighbors in Ili, Irtysh, Selenga and Amur river basins and thus calls for special cooperative measures to invovle China and Mongolia.Download the full Second Assessment in English [43 MB] in Russian [46 MB]Download the  text on Amur and Argun rivers represented in Part IV, Chapter 2 in English in Russian

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