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Workshop on recent progress on transboundary water cooperation

04/07/2017 (All day)

This event is organized by UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

The "Workshop on recent progress on transboundary water cooperation: from getting cooperation started to its long-term sustainability" will be held back-to-back with the twelfth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management (WGIWRM) under the Water Convention (5-6 July 2017).

The main objective of the workshop is to support countries and basin organizations in advancing step-by-step their cooperation on transboundary surface and ground waters, especially with regard to the development and revision of agreements, and setting up and sustaining joint bodies.

By gathering experience and sharing lessons learned from recent developments in different parts of the world, in basins where cooperation is at different levels of advancement, the workshop will aim to galvanize progress, by showing that it is possible to start or engage in the next step of cooperation, even in challenging circumstances.

More specifically, the workshop will aim at illustrating experiences and lessons learned from recent developments (last 5-7 years), in particular:
• In the starting off of cooperation and step-by-step establishment of the legal and institutional frameworks for cooperation, including new agreements and arrangements;
• In the progressive development and long term support to cooperation. 


To find more information on the event and how to register please use this link.


Salle XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland