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Meetings and Events


Ninth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management

25 - 26 June 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

The ninth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management was held from Wednesday, 25 June 2014 until Thursday, 26 June in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. It was held back-to-back with the meeting of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Working Group on 24 June.

The main objective of the meeting was to review the implementation of the programme of work for 2013–2015.  The report will be made available on this website soon.

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Annotated provisional agenda (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2014/1)

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Item 2
Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management on its eighth meeting (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2013/2)

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Item 3
Decision VI/3 on accession by non-United Nations Economic Commission for Europe countries (see ECE/MP.WAT/37/Add.2)

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Ratification status of the Water Convention, the amendments to its articles 25 and 26 and of its Protocols (WG.1/2014/INF.1)

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Item 4 (b)
Report of the second meeting of the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2013/4)
Report of the third meeting of the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2014/2)

 

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Item 4 (c)
Principles for effective joint bodies on transboundary water cooperation (WG.1/2014/INF.2)

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Item 4 (d)
Draft analysis on the needs for reporting under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2014/3)

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Report on implementation of the European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues on Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Supply and Sanitation
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2014/4)

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Draft policy guidance note on identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation “Counting our gains" (WG.1/2014/INF.3)

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Progress report on the collection of lessons learned and good practices on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1./2014/5)

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Activities of the pilot projects and other basins in the global network of basins on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins (WG.1/2014/INF.4)

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Progress report on the thematic assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2014/6)

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Item 10 (c)
Report of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health on its third session (ECE/MP.WH/11−EUDCE/1206123/3.1/2013/MOP-3/06)

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Report of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health on its third session. Programme of work for 2014-2016 (ECE/MP.WH/11/Add.1-EUDCE/1206123/3.1/2013/MOP-3/06/Add.1)

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Report of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health on its third session. Decision III/1 on general issues of compliance
(ECE/MP.WH/11/Add.2−EUDCE/1206123/3.1/2013/MOP-3/06/Add.2)

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Item 10 (e)
Report of the Committee on Environmental Policy on its nineteenth session (ECE/CEP/2013/2)

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Implementation of the Astana Water Action: fostering progress towards improved water management (ECE/CEP/2013/9)

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Opportunities to support the implementation and monitoring of a sustainable development goal on water (WG.1/2014/INF.5)

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Programme of work for 2013–2015 (ECE/MP.WAT/37/Add.1)

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List of participants

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Item 4 (a)
Projects on the ground
Mr. Bo Libert, Regionl Adviser, UNECE

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Exchange of experiences of joint bodies
Mr. Seppo Rekolainen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland

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European Union Water Initiative and National Policy Dialogues
Ms. Ana Drapa, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Romania

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Assessing the benefits of transboundary water cooperation
Mr. Harry Liiv, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia

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Consequenses of the floods from May 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused by transboundary river Sava
Mr. Mirza Sarač, Sava River Watershed Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Task Force on Water and Climate
Mr. Niels Vlaanderen, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands, and Ms. Sibylle Vermont, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

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Pilot Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus in the Alazani/Ganykh River Basin
Ms. Mariam Makarova, Head of Water Resources Management Service, Ministry of Environment and Natural Recources Protection, Georgia

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Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus Assessment in the Sava River Basin
Mr. Dejan Komatina, Secretary, International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRCB)

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Assessing the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus in transboundary basins: status, progress, lessons and the future
Mr. Seppo Rekolainen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland / Chair of the Nexus Task Force

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Item 9 (a)
UNESCO and UNECE Partnership. Progress on Implementation of the decision on cooperation between UNESCO-IHP and the Water Convention, taken at the Meeting of the Parties in Rome 2012

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Outcomes of the Side event and other promotion activities at the "5th Africa Water Week" 26-30 May
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, UNECE

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Outcomes of the Workshop "The Water Convention: key aspects and oppurtunities for the Arab countries" 11-12 June 2014, Tunis
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE

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Item 9 (b)
Two Conventions to support transboundary water cooperation: where do we stand?

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Item 10 (a)
The International Year of Water Cooperation and Beyond. A preliminary overview of IYWC
UNESCO-UNECE

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Promotion of the Convention, its activities and guidelines
Mr. Nick Bonvoisin, Secretary to Water Convention, UNECE

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Item 10 (b)
Protocol on Water and Health: Progress achieved and outcomes of 3rd session of Meeting of the Parties
Mr. Nick Bonvoisin, Secretary to Water Convention, UNECE

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Item 11
The OWG process towards the post 2015 development agenda
Ms. Maria M. Galambos, Chief Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary

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Assessment of transboundary waters
Ms. Lea Kauppi, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland / Co-Chair of the Working Goup on Integrated Water Resources Management

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Item 13
Upcoming events
Mr. Nick Bonvoisin, Secretary to Water Convention, UNECE

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