pt. 1. Background and evolution pt. 2. Entry into force and widespread endorsement : potential effects on international law and state practice pt. 3. The potential role and relevance of the UN Watercourses Convention in specific regions, basins and countries pt. 4. The UN Watercourses Convention, multilateral environmental conventions and international water and environmental policy goals pt. 5. Beyond entry into force : strengthening the role and relevance of the UN Watercourses Convention pt. 6. Emerging challenges and future trends.