Transboundary River Basins Status and Trends

Transboundary River Basins Status and Trends

The first global assessment of the state of rivers that cross national borders highlights the need for governments to work together to sustain these essential waterways.

The report  Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends , covers iconic rivers such as the Nile, Mekong, Amazon and Indus, all the way to the Conventillos, a tiny river basin shared between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Produced by a partnership of nine organisations, the assessment is based on a series of global datasets, and structured around 15 key indicators from water quantity and quality to governance, socio-economic vulnerability and ecosystem aspects.

Lead Authors  :

Paul Glennie, Maija Bertule, Peter Koefoed Bjørnsen (UNEP-DHI Partnership); Martina Flörke, Christof Schneider (Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel); Alex de Sherbinin, Valentina Mara (Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University); Pamela Green, Charles Vörösmarty (Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, City University of New York); Wim van Driel (Alterra Wageningen/Delta Alliance); Tom Bucx (Deltares/Delta Alliance); Sybil Seitzinger (International Geosphere Biosphere Programme); Stefano Barchiesi, James Dalton, William Darwall, Kevin Smith (IUCN); Lucia De Stefano (Oregon State University); Anna Forslund, Birgitta Liss Lymer (SIWI); Emilio Mayorga (University of Washington); Ben Stewart-Koster (Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University). Contributing Authors Malanding Jaiteh (Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University); Irina Dopson (City University of New York); Marcel Marchand, Cees van de Guchte, Gerald Jan Ellen, Machteld van Gent, Geert Prinsen, Bart Adriaanse (Deltares/Delta Alliance); Bart Makaske, Hester Biemans, Theo van der Sluis (Alterra Wageningen/Delta Alliance); Carolien Kroeze (Wageningen UR); David Allen (IUCN); Lynette de Silva, Jim Eynard, Jacob Petersen-Perlman, Aaron Wolf, Douglas Wood (Oregon State University); Eric Sproles (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas), Anders Jägerskog, John Joyce, Kata Molnar, Kerry Schneider (SIWI).