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Chusei Yamada on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers (Groundwaters)
22 Apr 2010 -  Mr. Chusei Yamada, Former member International Law Commission

"Codification of the Law on Transboundary Aquifers (Groundwaters) by the United Nations"
Fresh waters, life supporting resources for the mankind, are located mostly underground and often across the boundaries. They are currently heavily exploited causing depletion and pollution crises. This lecture describes how the UN International Law Commission, a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly with the mandate of codification of customary international law, formulated Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers (groundwaters) for the proper management of the transboundary aquifers in order to attain the reasonable and equitable utilization through international cooperation.