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Joint meeting of Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment and Working Group on IWRM

3 - 4 July 2012

Geneva, Switzerland

The meetings of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment and the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management were held as a joint meeting from Tuesday, 3 July until Wednesday, 4 July in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The working languages were English, Russian and French. In addition, a Core Group meeting on the National Policy Dialogues was held on Monday, 2 July in Geneva.

The main objective of the joint meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management and the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment was to review the implementation of the workplan for 2010–2012 and to agree on a draft workplan for 2013–2015 as well as on any other decisions and proposals to be submitted for discussion and adoption at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention (Rome, Italy, 28–30 November 2012).

This meeting was paperless. Delegates were kindly asked to bring their own copies.

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Annotated provisional agenda
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/1 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/1)
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Report
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/2 - ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/2)

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Study on the application of the Convention to groundwater: explicatory recognition of the existing United Nations Economic Commission for Europe regulatory language
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/3 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/3)
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Lessons learned from the preparation of the Second Assessment
and future assessments under the Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/4 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/4)
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Lessons learned and future work on climate change adaptation
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/5 - ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/5)
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Draft programme of work for 2013-2015
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/L.1 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/L.1)
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Draft decision on support to implementation and compliance
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/L.2 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/L.2)
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Draft model provisions on transboundary groundwaters
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/L.3 - ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/L.3)
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Draft decision on accession by non-ECE countries
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/L.4 - ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/L.4)
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Draft vision for the future of the Water Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/L.5 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/L.5)
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Draft decision on cooperation with the Global Environment Facility
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/L.6 - ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/L.6)
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List of participantsPDF

Background documents

Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management
on its sixth meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2011/2)
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Report of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment
on its twelfth meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2011/2)
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Opening of the Convention beyond the region:
Why the amendments should enter into force soon
(ECE/MP.WAT/2009/1)
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Amendment to articles 25 and 26 of the Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/14)
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Report of the tenth meeting of the Legal Board
(ECE/MP.WAT/AC.4/2012/2)
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Workplan for 2010-2012
(ECE/MP.WAT/29/Add.1)
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How to better promote the Convention and its Protocol on Water and Health:
a guide for focal points
(ECE/MP.WAT/2009/13)
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Report of the Seminar on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Sandoz accidentPDF--
Study on national legislation needed to implement the Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary WatersPDF--
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Ratification status of the Water Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.1 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.1)
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Capacity for Water Cooperation workshop on Transboundary Groundwaters (2012):
Major outcomes and recommendations
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.2 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.2)
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Report of the Task Force on Water and Climate Change
(TFWC/2012/2)
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Progress report on the pilot projects on the climate change adaptation
in transboundary basins
(TFWC/2012/3)
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Report of the Third workshop on water and adaptation to climate change
in transboundary basins, "Making adaptation work" (Geneva, 25-26 April 2012)
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Progress report on the project to strengthen capacity
for adminitration and exchange for monitoring and assessment of transboundary
water resources in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.3 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.3)
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Report on National Policy Dialogues and vision for the
future development of the dialogues
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.4 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.4)
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Report on the International Conference on Europe-Asia Transboundary
Water Cooperation(Geneva, 15-16 December 2011)
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.5 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.5)
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Progress report on the work of the International Water Assessment Centre
and draft IWAC workplan for 2013-2015
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.6 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.6)
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Provisional calendar of meeting under the Water Convention
and the Protocol on Water and Health for 2013
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2012/INF.7 -ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2012/INF.7)
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Workshop on Legal, Institutional and Technical Aspects of Managing Transboundary Groundwaters
Ms. Iulia Trombitcaia and Ms. Annukka Lipponen, UNECE 
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Promoting implementation through projects on the ground
Mr. Bo Libert and Ms. Iulia Trombitcaia, UNECE
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Task Force on Water and Climate
Mr. Niels Vlaanderen, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
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Second Assessments and future assessments
Ms. Lea Kauppi, Finnish Environment Institute and Chair of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment
Ms. Annukka Lipponen, UNECE 
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FFEM Project: Strengthening capacity for data administration and exchange for Monitoring and
Assessment of transboundary water resources in Easter Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Mr. Boris Minarik, International Water Assessment Centre (Slovakia)
Mr. Paul Haener, International Office for Water (France)
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Water and Ecosystems
Ms. Sibylle Vermont, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment
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National Policy Dialogues under the EU Water Initiative
Ms. Ana Drapa, Ministry of Environment and Forests (Romania)
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Promotion of the Water Convention
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
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Activities to promote the opening of the Water Convention
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, UNECE
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Draft programme of work for 2013-2015
Ms. Francesca Bernardini, UNECE
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International Water Assessment Centre
Mr. Boris Minarik, Slovak Republic
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UN-Water Activitity Information System
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, UNECE
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Brown Bag Event "No One Left Behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation"

The event debated the different dimensions of equitable access to water and sanitation, based on the findings of the recent publication No one left behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region.

The event was co-organized by the French Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and UNECE.

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Opening remarks

Mr. Jacques Pellet, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

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Opening remarks

Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE

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Good practice to reduce geographical disparities

Ms. Anna Tsvietkova, ONG Mama 86, Ukraine

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Good practice to keep water and sanitation affordable for all

Ms. Ingeborg Limbourg, Flemish Environment Agency, Belgium

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Ensuring access for vulnerable and marginalized groups

Ms. Juana Sotomayor, Human Rights Officer, OHCHR

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From good practices to self-assessment to foster progress at the national and local levels

Ms. Delphine Caamano, Deputy Head of the Water Quality Unit, French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

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