|Legal name||Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes|
|Short name||UNECE protocol on Water and Health|
|Issued by||UNECE Environment and Human Settlements Division|
|URL to issuer||http://www.unece.org/env/water/welcome.h...|
|Parent legislative instrument||UNECE Water Convention|
|Abstract||The main aim of the Protocol is to protect human health and well being by better water management, including the protection of water ecosystems, and by preventing, controlling and reducing water-related diseases.|
|Geographic scope||21 countries of the UNECE region|
The protocol, adopted on 17 june 1999, promotes at all appropriate levels, the protection of human health and well-being, both individual and collective, within the frame of sustainable development, through improving water management including the protection of water ecosystems, and through preventing, controlling and reducing water-related diseases. In general, no specific format or approach is defined apart from a moral obligation to allow easy access to monitoring data and reports. Many guidelines are provided of which for transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters.
The secretariat functions for the Protocol are jointly carried out by the UNECE and the WHO/Regional Office for Europe secretariats.
|EC entry into force|
|Convention secretariat||UNECE Environment, Housing and Land Management Division and WHO/Regional Office for Europe|