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Joint session of the Working Group on IWRM and Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment

28 - 30 May 2018

Salle XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The second joint meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management (WGIWRM) and the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment (WGMA) under the Water Convention was held from 28 to 30 May 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The main objectives of the second joint meeting of the two working groups were to:

-    Discuss the results and lessons learned from the reporting exercise under the Water Convention and on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2, for which UNECE and UNESCO are co-custodians;

-    Discuss and agree on the draft programme of work for 2019–2021 under the Convention to be submitted to the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention for adoption at its eighth session (Astana, 10–12 October 2018);

-    Discuss and agree on other documents and draft decisions to be submitted to the eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties, in particular in the light of the implementation of the Convention at the global level.

At the margins of the joint meeting, Chad’s accession to the Water Convention was celebrated. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 in Room XXIV of the Palais des Nations in the presence of H.E. Ambassador Mr. Malloum Bamanga Abbas of the Republic of Chad and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Mr. Moussa Mahamat Alifa.  The ceremony aimed to share the experience of Chad's accession process together with the rationale and benefits derived thereby. The ceremony also allowed sharing views from Parties on the globalization of the Convention and from countries which have started or consider starting a national accession process.

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DocumentsENGFRERUSSPA
List of Participants
Report
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/2-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/2
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Item 2 - Adoption of the agenda
Provisional Agenda
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/1-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/1
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Programme of work for 2016–2018
ECE/MP.WAT/49/Add.1
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Draft programme of work for 2019-2021
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/3-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/3
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Proposals for the programme of work for 2019–2021 from different bodies and workshops under the Water Convention
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.1-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.1
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Main outcomes of the online survey exercise for the development of the programme of work for 2019–2021 ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.2-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.2PDF
Main outcomes of the interviews carried out for the development of the programme of work 2019–2021 ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.3-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.3PDF
Item 3 - Adoption of the report of the previous meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management
Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management on its twelfth meeting ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2017/2PDF
Item 5 - Progress in the ratification process and recent accession
Ratification    status    of    the    Water    Convention,    its    amendments    and    protocols
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.4-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.4
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Item 6(b) - The global Convention — promotion and partnerships: strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level
Draft strategy for implementation of the Convention at the global level
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/4-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/4
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Draft decision on the designation and responsibilities of focal points
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/5−ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/5
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Draft revised rules of procedure for Meetings of the Parties
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/6-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/6
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Item 7 - Reporting under the Convention and on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2
Draft decision on reporting and revised template for reporting under the Convention
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/7-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/7
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Report of the technical meeting on the template for reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Water Convention
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.5-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.5
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Item 8 - Support for implementation and application of the Convention
Report of the Implementation Committee on its ninth meeting
ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2018/2
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Item 9 - Identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation
Annotated outline of the brochure on the outcomes of the benefit assessment exercises
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.6-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.6
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Item 10 - The water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins
Synthesis document on assessing the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.7-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.7
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Synthesis document on assessing the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus: Summary
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.12-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.12
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Item 11 - Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins
Draft words into action Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.8-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.8
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Item 12 - Water and industrial accidents
Draft safety guidelines and good practices for the management and retention of firefighting water: general recommendations
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/8-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/8
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Draft safety guidelines and good practices for the management and retention of firefighting water: technical and organizational recommendations
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/9-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/9
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Item 15 - Ongoing programme of work for 2016–2018
Programme of work for 2016–2018
ECE/MP.WAT/49/Add.1
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Report on contributions and expenditures for the implementation of the programme of work
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.10-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.10
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Item 16 - Programme of work for 2019–2021 and preparations for the eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties
Draft programme of work for 2019–2021
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/3-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/3
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Proposals for the programme of work for 2019–2021 from different bodies and workshops under the Water Convention
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.1-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.1
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Main outcomes of the online survey exercise for the development of the programme of work for 2019–2021 ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.2-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.2PDF
Main outcomes of the interviews carried out for the development of the programme of work 2019–2021 ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.3-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.3PDF
Draft     programme     of     the     eighth     session     of     the     Meeting     of     the     Parties
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2018/INF.11-ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2018/INF.11
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Publications
Strategies for Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and GroundwatersPDF
Monitoring of International Lakes: Background Paper for the Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary International LakesPDF
Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary and International Lakes — Part A: Strategy DocumentPDF
Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary and International Lakes — Part B: Technical GuidelinesPDF
Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary RiversPDF
Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary GroundwatersPDF
PresentationsENGFRERUS
Item 2: Adoption of the agenda
Introduction
Ms. Heide Jekel
German Federal Environment Ministry, Germany
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Item 4: Monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters
Introduction
Ms. Lea Kauppi
Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
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Strategies for transboundary monitoring and assessment
Mr. Jos Timmerman
Wageningen Environmental Research, the Netherlands
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Cadre intentionnel et les étapes clés par rapport à la coopération pour la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau
Mr. Mahamat Alifa Moussa
Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Chad
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Suivi du bassin du fleuve Sénégal
Mr. Niokhor Ndour
DGPRE/MHA, Senegal
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Monitoring, assessment and data exchange in the Dniester river basin
Ms. Olga Lysiuk
State Agency of Water Resources, Ukraine
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Managing transboundary deep groundwater body
Mr. Christian Schilling
Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
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Hydrological classification system for ecosystem flow Ecological status assessment according to EU WFD
Mr. Rafig Verdiyev
Water Convention Bureau Member
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Item 6: The global Convention - promotion and partnerships
Opening activities
Ms. Sonja Koeppel and Ms. Chantal Demilecamps
UNECE Secretariat
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Strategy for implementation of the Convention at the global level
Mr. Peter Kovacs
Ministry of Interior, Hungary
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Item 7: Reporting under the Convention and on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2
Update on 2017 baseline activities
Mr. William Reidhead, UN-Water
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Background on reporting under the Water Convention
Ms. Francesca Bernardini, UNECE Secretariat and
Mr. Aurélien Dumont, UNESCO
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Technical meeting on the template for reporting on SDG 6.5.2 and under the Water Convention
Mr. Alistair Rieu-Clarke, UNECE Secretariat and
Mr. Aurélien Dumont, UNESCO
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Background to reporting under the Water Convention
Mr. Alistair Rieu-Clarke
UNECE Secretariat
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Report on Implementing the Convention and Transboundary Water Cooperation – extended outline
Mr. Alistair Rieu-Clarke
UNECE Secretariat
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Briefing of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan on the international high-level conference on international decade for action "Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028PDF
Item 8: Support for implementation and application of the Convention
Projects on the ground
Ms. Sonja Koeppel
UNECE Secretariat
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Item 9: Identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation
Benefits cooperation overview
Mr. Harry Liiv, Ministry of Environment, Estonia
Ms. Marija, Lazarevic, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry Water Management, Serbia and
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE Secretariat
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Item 10: The water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins
Nexus introduction
Mr. Seppo Rekolainen
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
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Water allocation in transboundary basins
Mr. Seppo Rekolainen
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
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Systeme aquifere du Sahara septentrional nexus eau –alimentation-energie-ecosystemes
Mr. Rachid Taibi, Sahara and Sahel Observatory
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Item 11: Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins
Task Force on Water and Climate
Ms. Sibylle Vermont
Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland and
Mr. Niels Vlaanderen
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands
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Words into Action Guide - Implementation guide for addressing water-related disasters and transboundary cooperation
Mr. Jos Timmerman
Wageningen Environmental Research, the Netherlands
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Climate change
Ms. Gulmira Satymkulova
Chu-Talas Kyrgyzstan
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Item 13: European Union Water Initiative and National Policy Dialogues
The activities of the Republic of Belarus in implementing the basic principles of the Water Convention
Ms. Tatsiana Slizh
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Belarus and
Ms. Sniazhana Dubianok
Science Central Research Institute for Complex Use of Water Resources, Belarus
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European Union Water Initiative and National Policy Dialogues
Ms. Carmen Neagu, Romania
Mr. Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE Secretariat
Ms. Tatiana Efimova, OECD
Mr. Michael Sutter, UBA, EU MS Austria and
Mr. Eric Tardieu, IOW, EU MS France
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Item 14: International Water Assessment Centre
International Water Assessment Centre in Kazakhstan
Mr. Serik Akhmetov
IWAC Kazakhstan
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Item 15: Ongoing programme of work for 2016–2018
Implementation of the programme of work for 2016-2018
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, UNECE Secretariat
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Item 16: Programme of work for 2019–2021 and preparations for the eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties
The eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties
Mr. Mukhtar Zhakenov
Ministry of Agriculture, Kazakhstan
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Draft programme of work of the Water Convention for 2019-2021
Ms. Francesca Bernardini
UNECE Secretariat
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Item 17: Date and venue of the next meetings of the working groups
Upcoming meetings in 2018-2019PDF