The workshop, which is organized in the framework of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will provide a platform to:
- Discuss between stakeholders with different backgrounds (water practitioners, politicians, parliamentarians, journalists, researchers...) the benefits of transboundary water cooperation and how benefits assessment can support the transboundary water cooperation processes;
- Share experiences, good practices, challenges faced and lessons learned on the identification, assessment and communication of the wide range of benefits that can be generated by transboundary water cooperation;
- Support the further development of the draft Policy Guidance Note on identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation.
A detailed workshop programme will be issued in April 2014, based on the input from the different case studies.
The working languages of the meeting will be English, French and Russian.
Call for case studies
Experts interested to present a case study at the Workshop are invited to prepare a short description of their proposed contribution (cf. information notice and template for case studies below). Abstracts for presentations of a case study should be sent to the Water Convention secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 28 February 2014.
Registration, visa and financial support
Participants should register on-line at https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=8CfhrJ (code: 16424) or complete the registration form below and send it by e-mail to the Water Convention secretariat (email@example.com) as soon as possible but not later than 7 May 2014.
Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the meeting. Participants presenting a case study will have preference in receiving financial support. Requests for financial support should be submitted to the Water Convention secretariat (water.convention @unece.org) as soon as possible, but not later than 4 April 2014, using the Financial support request form below.