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Transboundary watercourses present a context which can have an impact upon the human right to water of over 40 % of the world’s population. Transboundary water resources are increasingly coming under stress in terms of both quantity and quality, due to increasing populations and unsustainable and inequitable uses. Climate change is expected to further add to the pressures on transboundary waters. Since the human right to water is based on the consumptive use of water, in a competitive transboundary water regime, fulfilment of the right can thus meet much challenge. This chapter attempts to explore the nuances underlying this increasingly important context, through a focus on transboundary watercourses in three different regions, namely, the Juba-Shabelle in the Horn of Africa, Jordan River basin in the Middle East and Ganges River basin in South Asia. It attempts to recommend solutions on how the human right to water can be facilitated in transboundary water regimes.
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