1 New York, NY (US), 9 May 1992, in force 21 Mar. 1994, available at: http://unfccc.int.
6 Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a Framework for Community Action in the Field of Water Policy (Water Framework Directive)  OJ L 327/1.
9 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, 1978, as amended by 1983 and 1987 Protocols, 22 November 1978, 30 UST 1383, TIAS 9357, as amended 16 Oct. 1987, TIAS 10798, and 18 Nov. 1987, available at: http://binational.net/glwqa_2010_e.html.
11 See, e.g., Brown Weiss, E., Boisson de Chazournes, L. & Bernasconi-Osterwalder, N. (eds.), Fresh Water and International Economic Law (Oxford University Press, 2005).
13 European Parliament Resolution on the Commission Communication on Water Management in Developing Countries and Priorities for EU Development Cooperation (COM(2002)132-C5-0335/2002-2002/2179(COS))(2003).
14 E.g., Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 4 Dec. 1996, Art. 27(1)(b) (‘Everyone has the right to have access to (b) sufficient food and water’); the Constitution of the Republic of Bolivia, 2009; and the Constitution of the Republic of Uruguay, Arts. 47 and 188.
17 C. de Albuquerque & M. Sepulveda, ‘Joint Report of the Independent Expert on the Question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty and the Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Related to Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation’, 22 July 2010, UN Doc. A/HRC/15/55, available at: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G10/154/51/PDF/G1015451.pdf?OpenElement. The UN Millennium Development Goals (2000), Goal No. 7, linked issues of sustained access to water with basic sanitation, and set the framework for future discussion in the UN; see http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals.
18 See, e.g., Gorove, S., ‘Earth Resources Satellites and International Law’ (1973) 1 Journal of Space Law, pp. 80–104
19 Grey, D., ; see also Grey, D. & Sadoff, C., ‘Sink or Swim? Water Security for Growth and Development’, (2007) 9(6) Water Policy, pp. 545–71.
20 Yang, H. & Zehnder, A., ‘“Virtual Water”: An Unfolding Concept in Integrated Water Resources Management’ (2007) 43() Water Resources Research, Hoekstra, A.Y., (ed.), ‘Virtual Water Trade’, Proceedings of the International Expert Meeting on Virtual Water Trade, IHE, Delft (The Netherlands), 12–13 Dec. 2002, : http://www.waterfootprint.org/Reports/Report12.pdf.
21 Brown, L.R., World on the Edge (Earthscan, 2011).
22 Konar, M., et al. , ‘Water For Food, The Global Virtual Water Trade Network’, (2011) 47(W05520) Water Resources Research, available at: .
24 Deininger, K. & Byerlee, D., with Lindsay, J., Norton, A., Selod, H. & Stickle, M., Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can It Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits? (World Bank, 2011).
25 For remarks on certain environmental and social issues associated with such acquisitions, see Hey, E., Presentation, Conference on Freshwater and International Law: ‘The Multiple Challenges’, Geneva (Switzerland), .
28 UNGA Resolution 2574-D, UN GAOR, Supp. No. 30 at ll, UN Doc. A/7630 (1969). The Resolution provided for a moratorium on mining the mineral resources of the deep seabed and called for exploitation of the resources only under an international authority operating on behalf of all countries.
32 See, e.g., Bierman, F., ‘Common Concern of Humankind: The Emergence of a New Concept of International Environmental Law’, (1996) 34(4) Archiv des Völkerrechts, pp. 426–81; Brunnée, J., ‘Common Areas, Common Heritage, and Common Concern’, in Bodansky, D., Brunnée, J. & Hey, E. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 550–72; Murase, S., .
33 UNEP Experts Report, n. 31 above.
35 IUCN Commission on Environmental Law & World Conservation Union, in cooperation with the International Council of Environmental Law, Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development, 2nd edn., updated (2000), available at: http://data.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/EPLP-031-rev.pdf. The Draft Covenant recognizes a broad global interest in the environment and provides that ‘[t]he global environment is a common concern of humanity’ (Art. 3).
36 Agreement on Agriculture and Agreement on Countervailing Measures, 15 April 1994, available at: http://www.wto.org.