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Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention

28 - 30 November 2012

Rome, Italy



Item 4. Review of past activities and discussion of future activities in the different areas
of work

(b)    Support to implementation through capacity-building and assistance on the ground 

Support for implementation
Mr. Bo Libert, Regional Adviser on Environment, UNECE


(d)    Assessment of the status of transboundary waters

Monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters
Ms. Lea Kauppi, Chair of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment, Director General, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland, and Ms. Annukka Lipponen, UNECE 


(e)    Joint monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters, including data management and information exchange

FFEM-EECCA Project "Strengthening capacity for data administration and exchange for monitoring and assessment of transboundary water resources in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Mr. Paul Haener, International Office for Water, France, and Mr. Boris Minarik, International Water Assessment Centre, Slovakia


(g)    Water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins

Climate change adaptation in transboundary basins
Mr. Joost Buntsma, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Directorate General for Spatial Planning and Water, the Netherlands


(h)    European Union Water Initiative and National Policy Dialogues

EU Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues
Ms. Ana Drapa, Romania


(i)    Water and industrial accidents

Joint Expert Group -  Report on the progress on drafting a guideline for contingency planning and crisis management in the context of transboundary waters
Mr. Péter Kovács, State Secretary for Water Management, Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary, and Mr. Francisc Senzaconi, Head of Department, Disaster Prevention, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania


Item 6.     Cooperation with the Protocol on Water and Health

Progress achieved under the Protocol on Water and Health
Mr. Kjetil Tveitan, Chair of the Bureau of the Protocol on Water and Health, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Norway


Item 7.     Cooperation with other multilateral environmental agreements and international partners

UNESCO - UNECE cooperation
Ms. Alice Aureli, Chief, Groundwater Resources and Aquifer Systems Coordinator, Transboundary Aquifers
Management-ISARM programme, UNESCO


GEF International Waters Portfolio
Mr. Christian Severin, Program Manager, Global Environment Facility


Item 9.    Programme of work for 2013–2015, terms of reference of bodies established to implement it and resources needed for its implementation

Draft programme of work for 2013-2015
Ms. Francesca Bernardini, Secretary to the Water Convention, UNECE


Item 10.    International Water Assessment Centre

International Water Assessment Centre
Mr. Boris Minárik, Director of the IWAC, Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, Slovakia