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Fifteenth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management

30 September - 2 October 2020

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland and remote participation

The 15th meeting of the Working Group on IWRM under the Water Convention was held in a hybrid format, and gathered more than 200 participants, experts representing governmental authorities, joint bodies, non-governmental as well as international organizations and other interested stakeholders, from the academia or the private sector.

The Working Group reviewed the progress in implementation of the Water Convention work programme for 2019–2021 and of decisions taken by the Meeting of the Parties at its 8th session (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 10-12 October 2018). It discussed progress in the Convention’s global opening and began preparations for the 9th session of the Meeting of the Parties (Tallinn, Estonia, 29 September - 1 October 2021).

Please see the article Reviewing progress on transboundary water cooperation in the world.

The meeting was followed by the 11th meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate on 2 October.

DocumentsENGFRERUSSPA
List of participants
Annotated provisional agenda for the fifteenth meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/1/Rev.1)
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Revised organization of work (with new timings)
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.10)
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Unedited list of decisions
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Item 2 - Adoption of the agenda
Programme of work for 2019–2021
(ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.1)
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Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2019
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/3)
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Item 3 - Adoption of the report of the previous meeting
Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management on its fourteenth meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2019/2)
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Item 4 - Status of ratification
Ratification status of the Water Convention, its amendments and Protocols
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.1)
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Item 5(a) - Increasing capacity for implementation of the Convention and supporting national processes towards accession
Frequently Asked Questions on the 1992 Water Convention, with the Road Map to Facilitate Accession Processes
(ECE/MP.WAT/59)


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Item 5(b) - Implementation of the Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level
Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level
(ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2)
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Item 5(c) - Promoting and communicating the benefits of transboundary cooperation, and supporting the development of agreements and the establishment of joint bodies
Identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation: Lessons learned and recommendations
(ECE/MP.WAT/NONE/11)
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Principles for effective joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation
(ECE/MP.WAT/50)
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Draft annotated outline for the checklist on the development of legal frameworks for transboundary water cooperation
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.2)
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Item 6(a) - Information exchange, monitoring and assessment in transboundary basins
Report of the fifteenth meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2019/2) - advance copy
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Item 6(b) - International Water Assessment Centre
Programme of work of the International Water Assessment Centre for 2019–2021 (ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2) PDFPDFPDFPDF
Item 7(b) - Water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins
Concept note
Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.12
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A nexus approach to transboundary cooperation: The experience of the Water Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/NONE/12)
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Methodology for assessing the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins and experiences from its application: synthesis
(ECE/MP.WAT/55)
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Deployment of Renewable Energy: The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus Approach to Support the Sustainable Development Goals. Good practices and policies for intersectoral synergies to deploy renewable energy
(ECE/MP.WAT/NONE/7)
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Towards sustainable renewable energy investment and deployment: Trade-offs and opportunities with water resources and the environment
(ECE/ENERGY/127)
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Thematic report on the resource nexus (Phase I of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus assessment of the Drin basin)
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.3)
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Nexus solutions and investments in transboundary basins: draft report
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.4–TFWFEEN/2020/3)
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Item 7(c) - Supporting equitable and sustainable water allocation in a transboundary context
Draft annotated outline of the handbook on water allocation in a transboundary context
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.5)
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Item 8(a) - Cooperation with UN-Water, global and regional partners and other multilateral environmental agreements
Programme of work for 2020–2022 under the Protocol on Water and Health
(ECE/MP.WH/19/Add.1–EUPCR/1814149/1.2/2019/MOP-5/06/Add.1)
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Item 9 - Facilitating financing of transboundary water cooperation
Concept note of the Global workshop on financing transboundary water cooperation and basin development
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.6)
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Draft background study on financing transboundary water cooperation
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.7)
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Item 10 - Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins
Financing Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Preparing Bankable Projectssee publication
Words into Action Guidelines: Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation
(ECE/MP.WAT/56)
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UN-Water Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water see publicationsee publicationsee publicationsee publication
Item 11 - Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Convention
Decision VIII/I on reporting under the Convention
(see ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2)
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Reporting template for the second reporting exercise  DOCDOCDOCDOC
Guide to reporting under the Water Convention and as a contribution to SDG indicator 6.5.2
(ECE/MP.WAT/60)
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Step-by-step monitoring methodology for SDG indicator 6.5.2 (revised version “2020”) PDFPDFPDFPDF
Monitoring Water and Sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (revised version “January 2020”)  see publicationsee publicationsee publicationsee publication
Item 12 - Resources for the implementation of the programme of work
Report on contributions and expenditures from January until December 2019
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/5)
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Item 13(a) - Proposed targets for a more sustainable and predictable funding of the work under the Convention
Draft proposal for targets for financial sustainability of the work under the Water Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.8)
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Item 13(b) - Developing a procedure for proposals to host future sessions of the Meeting of the Parties and call for proposals for hosting the tenth session
Possible procedure for proposing to host future sessions of the Meeting of the Parties
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/4)
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Call for proposals to host the tenth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention in 2024
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/INF.9)
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Item 15 - Ongoing programme of work for 2019–2021 and future programme of work for 2022–2024
Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2019
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2020/3)
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Programme of work for 2019–2021
(ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.1)
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PresentationsENGFRERUS
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Item 4. Status of ratification
Presentation by Sonja Koeppel, SecretariatPDF--
Statement by Ben Ampomah, GhanaPDF
Statement by Jean-Paul Adam, UNECAPDF--
Progress in ratification processes in Côte d’Ivoire and Togo by Nianzou Baptiste Ehoussou, Cote d’Ivoire and
Wohou Akakpo, Togo
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Statement by Mohammed Al-Bakri, IraqPDF--
Item 6. Supporting monitoring, assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins
Presentation by Niokhor Ndour, Senegal, Co-Chair of the Working Group on Monitoring and AssessmentPDF--
Item 9. Facilitating financing of transboundary water cooperation
Presentation by Isabella Pagotto, Switzerland and
Niels Vlaanderen, The Netherlands, co-lead Parties
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Statement by Francis Bougaire, AfDB-PDF-
Item 10. Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins
Presentation by Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland and
Niels Vlaanderen, Netherlands, Co-Chairs of the Task Force on Water and Climate
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Statement by Eric Tardieu, INBO-PDF-
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Item 7. Promoting an integrated and intersectoral approach to water management at all levels:
(a) Supporting National Policy Dialogues on Integrated Water Resources Management under the European Union Water Initiative
Presentation by Alisher Mamadzhanov, Secretariat
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Statement by Ukraine--PDF
Statement by Aliya Shalabekova, KazakhstanPDF--
(b) Water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins
Presentation by Seppo Rekolainen, Finland, lead PartyPDF--
Experience of the NWSAS by Halima Mamou, Tunisia -PDF-
(c) Supporting equitable and sustainable water allocation in a transboundary context
Presentation by Peter Kovacs, Hungary, lead PartyPDF--
Presentation by Zhanar Mautanova, IWAC
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Statement by Aliya Shalabekova, KazakhstanPDF--
Item 11. Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Convention.
Presentation by Alice Aureli, UNESCO and Sarah Tiefenauer-Linardon, UNECEPDF--
Experience of Norway by Sunniva Hartmann, Norwegian Environment AgencyPDF--
Experience of Uganda by Callist Tindimugaya, Uganda (statement)
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Item 5. Increasing awareness of and accession to the Convention and application of its principles drawing on the benefits of cooperation:
(a) Increasing capacity for implementation of the Convention and supporting national processes towards accession
Presentation by Komlan Sangbana, Secretariat
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Statement by Callist Tindimugaya, UgandaPDF--
Presentation by Serge Traore, Burkina Faso-PDF-
Presentation by Richard Ndoumbe Ndoumbe, Cameroon-PDF-
Presentation by Jean Christophe Robembe, Central Africa-PDF-
Statementy by NigeriaPDF--
Statement by Arnaud de Vansay, EU, DG DEVCOPDF--
Statement by Aliya Shalabekova, KazakhstanPDF--
(c) Promoting and communicating the benefits of transboundary cooperation, and supporting the development of agreements and the establishment of joint bodies
Presentation by Peter Kovacs, HungaryPDF--
Presentation by Chantal Demilecamps, SecretariatPDF--
Item 8. Partnerships, communication and knowledge management:
(a) Cooperation with UN-Water, global and regional partners and other multilateral environmental agreements
IUCN Congress, Marseille 2020 by Eugénie Avram, FrancePDF--
MOOC Governance for transboundary freshwater security by Yumiko Yasuda, GWPPDF--
SDG6 Global Acceleration Framework timeline by Federico Properzi, UN-WaterPDF--
(b) Contribution to global events, including the Ninth World Water Forum
Statement by Abdoulaye Sene, Executive Secretary of WWF9-PDF-
(c) Focal points to the Water Convention
Map of nominated focal pointsPDF--
Friday, 2 October 2020
Item 5. Increasing awareness of and accession to the Convention and application of its principles drawing on the benefits of cooperation (continued):
(d) Implementation Committee
Statement by Attita Tanzi, Chair of the Implementation CommitteePDF--
Item 12. Resources for the implementation of the programme of work
Presentation by Sonja Koeppel, SecretariatPDF--
Statement by Aliya Shalabekova, KazakhstanPDF--
Item 13. Implementation of other decisions taken by the eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties:
(a) Proposed targets for a more sustainable and predictable funding of the work under the Convention
Presentation by Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland, on behalf of the BureauPDF--
(b) Developing a procedure for proposals to host future sessions of the Meeting of the Parties and call for proposals for hosting the tenth session
Presentation by Iulia Trombitcaia, SecretariatPDF--
Item 14. Preparations of the ninth session of the Meeting of the Parties
Presentation by Harry Liiv, EstoniaPDF--
Item 15. Ongoing programme of work for 2019-2021 and future programme of work for 2022-2024
Presentation by Sonja Koeppel, SecretariatPDF--
Item 17. Other business
Statement by  Ermin Garabaghli, AzerbaijanPDF--