The strategic workshop served as important milestone towards shaping the programme of work of the Protocol for 2014-2016 and beyond.
The strategic workshop allowed participants to:
- Revisit current challenges and needs in the protection of human health and well-being through improved water management, in the prevention, control and reduction of water related disease and in the sustainable management of water resources
- Review and analyse the work carried out under the Protocol
- Discuss and agree on future objectives and develop a strategy (including prioritization of activities) that will guide the development of the Protocol’s programme of work for 2014-2016, taking into account changing conditions and resource mobilization opportunities.
The strategic workshop brought together different stakeholders involved in water and health related issues, representatives of Parties and organizations interested in cooperating with the Protocol on Water and Health.
The ideas stemming from the workshop will be further developed in the course of 2013, broadly consulted with all Parties, non-Parties and concerned partners, and finally formally adopted at the third session of the Meeting of the Parties in November 2013.
Title of presentation
Setting the scene: water, sanitation and health in the pan-European region
Overview of the Protocol's work: presentation of its evolution and overarching lessons
Target setting and reporting
Surveillance and early warning systems, contingency plans and response capacities
Small-scale water supply and sanitation
Public awareness, access to information and public participation
Equitable access to water and sanitation
Assistance through projects
Ion Salaru, Moldova
How the debate on the post 2015 development agenda should influence the work under the Protocol and how can the work under the Protocol help the debate?
Analysis of the results of the questionnaire on the future work under the Protocol on Water and Health: Priority areas
Analysis of the results of the questionnaire on the future work under the Protocol on Water and Health: Priority activities