Water is a unique and vital resource for which there is no substitute. There are seventy-one international river basins within Europe and approximately eighty-nine international aquifers shared among twenty-seven countries. The hydro-vulnerability of Europe is governed by the institutions created to resolve transboundary water issues in a cooperative manner that attempts to prevent potential conflict.
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and resiliencies of Europe's international waters, including detailed information on existing and forthcoming cooperative agreements. It aims to support informed policymaking and greater cooperation across the diverse, social, political and economic boundaries of this continent.