3. Global Challenges and the European Paradigm

  1. Prof. Dr. Jacques Ganoulis20,
  2. Dr. Alice Aureli21 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Jean Fried22,23
  1. Jean-François Donzier1,
  2. Elpida Kolokytha2,
  3. Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde3,
  4. Raya Marina Stephan4,
  5. Sabine Brels5,
  6. David Coates6,
  7. Flavia Rocha Loures7,
  8. Katharina Kober8,
  9. Guido Vaes9,
  10. Natacha Jacquin10,
  11. Prof. Dr. Jacques Ganoulis20,
  12. Francesca Antonelli11,
  13. Kamal Karaa12,
  14. Samir Rhaouti13,
  15. Pierre Strosser14,
  16. Didier Pennequin15,
  17. Hubert Machard de Gramont15,
  18. Dragana Ninković16,
  19. Marina Babić Mladenović16,
  20. Miodrag Milovanović16,
  21. Milan Dimkić16,
  22. Dragana Milovanović17,
  23. Stylianos Skias18,
  24. Andreas Kallioras19 and
  25. Fotis Pliakas18

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636655.ch3

Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Donzier, J.-F., Kolokytha, E., Del Castillo-Laborde, L., Stephan, R. M., Brels, S., Coates, D., Loures, F. R., Kober, K., Vaes, G., Jacquin, N., Ganoulis, J., Antonelli, F., Karaa, K., Rhaouti, S., Strosser, P., Pennequin, D., de Gramont, H. M., Ninković, D., Mladenović, M. B., Milovanović, M., Dimkić, M., Milovanović, D., Skias, S., Kallioras, A. and Pliakas, F. (2011) Global Challenges and the European Paradigm, in Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds J. Ganoulis, A. Aureli and J. Fried), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527636655.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 20

    UNESCO Chair and Network INWEB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

  2. 21

    UNESCO, International Hydrological Programme, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, France

  3. 22

    University of California, School of Social Ecology, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

  4. 23

    UNESCO, Paris, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    International Network of Basin Organizations, c/o International Office for Water, 21 rue de Madrid, 75008 Paris, France

  2. 2

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

  3. 3

    University of Buenos Aires, School of Law, Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2263, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

  4. 4

    Water Law expert, International consultant, 38 rue du Hameau, 78480 Verneuil sur Seine, France

  5. 5

    University of Laval, Faculty of Law, 2325 rue de l'Université Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada G1V 0A6

  6. 6

    Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 413 Saint Jacques Street, Montreal, Québec, Canada QC H2Y 1N9

  7. 7

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Law and Policy, Freshwater Program, 1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1193, USA

  8. 8

    Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations, Avda. Blasco Ibañez 48, 46010 Valencia, Spain

  9. 9

    HydroScan Ltd., Tiensevest 26/4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

  10. 10

    L'Office International de l'Eau OIEAU, 15 rue Edouard Chamberland, 87065 Limoges Cedex, France

  11. 11

    World Wildlife Fund, European Policy Office, Via PO, 25/C, 00198 Rome, Italy

  12. 12

    Litani River Authority, Bechara el Khoury Street, Ghannageh Buld., 3732 Beirut, Lebanon

  13. 13

    Sebou River Basin Organization, BP 2101 Rue Abou Alaa Al Maari, VN30000 Fes, Morocco

  14. 14

    ACTeon s.a.r.l., Le Chalimont, BP Ferme du Pré du Bois, 68370 Orbey, France

  15. 15

    BRGM, Water Division, 3 avenue Claude Guillemin, BP 36009-45060 Orléans, France

  16. 16

    ‘Jaroslav Cerni’ Institute for the Development of Water Resources, Jaroslava Cernog 80, 11226 Belgrade, Serbia

  17. 17

    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Directorate for Water, Bulevar umetnosti 2a, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia

  18. 18

    Democritus University of Thrace, Civil Engineering Department, Engineering Geology Laboratory, Vas. Sofias 12, 67100 Xanthi, Greece

  19. 19

    Technical University of Darmstadt, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Hydrogeology Group, Karolinenplatz 5, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

  20. 20

    UNESCO Chair and Network INWEB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527330140

Online ISBN: 9783527636655



  • Climate change;
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM);
  • transboundary river basins;
  • Water Framework Directive;
  • cooperation agreements;
  • Antarctic;
  • glaciers;
  • subglacial waters;
  • Transboundary aquifer;
  • international law;
  • cooperation;
  • agreements;
  • Transboundary waters;
  • biodiversity;
  • sustainability;
  • cooperation;
  • international conventions;
  • WFD;
  • shared water resources;
  • agreements on shared water basins;
  • Nestos/Mesta agreement;
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM);
  • IWRM implementation;
  • non-EU countries;
  • knowledge transfer;
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD);
  • SPI-Water project;
  • Water Framework Directive;
  • transboundary water resources;
  • aquifer system;
  • lake;
  • surface water;
  • water pollution;
  • good water status;
  • EU;
  • Water Framework Directive;
  • Danube river basin;
  • Serbia;
  • Integrated Water Resources Management;
  • transboundary rivers;
  • water sharing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Towards Integrated Management of Transboundary River Basins over the World

  • Antarctic Subglacial Lakes and Waters: The Challenge to Protect a Hidden Resource

  • Progressive Development of International Groundwater Law: Awareness and Cooperation

  • The Role of Key International Water Treaties in the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

  • The European Union Water Framework Directive, a Driving Force for Shared Water Resources Management

  • Transfer of Integrated Water Resources Management Principles to Non-European Union Transboundary River Basins

  • Implementation of the Water Framework Directive Concepts at the Frontiers of Europe for Transboundary Water Resources Management

  • Implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive in Non-EU Countries: Serbia in the Danube River Basin

  • Basic Problems and Prerequisites Regarding Transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management in South East Europe: The Case of the River Evros/Maritza/Meriç

  • References

  • Further Reading