Managing Buried Treasure Across Frontiers_ The International Law of Transboundary Aquifers Academic Article uri icon


  • In recent years, transboundary aquifers have received growing attention in numerous policy-making and negotiating circles. This development suggests an evolution in customary international law for transboundary aquifers. This article examines recent international arrangements and pronouncements related to the assessment, use, allocation and protection of transboundary groundwater resources and identifies the legal trends emerging from these instruments. The article also considers gaps and shortcomings in the emerging regulatory regime and offers recommendations for the further development of the law.

published proceedings

  • Water International

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Eckstein, G. E.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Eckstein, Gabriel E

publication date

  • September 2011