Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements

The Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements contains an historical overview of international river basin management; a detailed listing of more than 300 international freshwater agreements; and a collection of thematic maps related to the agreements, their content, and the river basins they represent. Published in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Table of Contents

Foreword | Preface | Acknowledgements    [PDF]

The World's Freshwater Agreements:
Historical Developments and Future Opportunities
Authors: Meredith A. Giordano and Aaron T. Wolf

Thematic Maps: Visualizing Spatial Variability and Shared Benefits      [PDF]
Author: Aaron T. Wolf
  • Number of Agreements per International River Basin     [PDF]
  • Gross Domestic Product per Capita    [PDF]
  • Population Distribution    [PDF]
  • Population Density per International River Basin    [PDF]
  • Climatic Regions    [PDF]
  • Land Cover and Use    [PDF]
  • Irrigated Areas, circa 1995    [PDF]
  • Dam Density per International River Basin    [PDF]
  • Average Annual Runoff    [PDF]
  • Water Stress per International River Basin    [PDF]
Treaties and Their Related Agreements    [PDF]
  • Africa     [PDF]
  • Asia       [PDF]
  • Europe   [PDF]
  • North America     [PDF]
  • South America     [PDF]
  • General/Regional  [PDF]
Literature Cited     [PDF]

References     [PDF]

Appendix A: Notes on Basins     [PDF]

Appendix B: Index of Basin Names    [PDF]

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