About the product
The guide to reporting supports countries in reporting on transboundary water cooperation for the reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2 and under the Water Convention. The primary aim of the guide is to enhance the quality of national reports, which will ultimately strengthen their usefulness in informing decision-making and policy-making processes related to transboundary water cooperation at the national, basin or aquifer, regional and global levels. More specifically, the guide explains how the reporting template for reporting might be completed. It clarifies key terminology and provides practical examples of how certain questions might be answered. In addition, the guide offers guidance on how to organize the reporting process and how to utilize reporting to maximize its impact. The guide is therefore designed as a practical document for government experts who have the responsibility for conducting the reporting process and completing the template. The guide to reporting was formally requested (decision VIII/3) by the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention at its eight session (Nur-Sultan, 10-12 October 2018).