The Implementation Committee of the Water Convention was established at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention (Rome, 28-30 November 2012) in accordance with the decision on support to implementation and compliance (ECE/MP.WAT/2012/L.4).
The mechanism to support implementation and compliance was negotiated by the Legal Board in 2010-2012 upon the mandate given by the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (Geneva, 10–12 November 2009) (ECE/MP.WAT/29, para. 33 (b) (ii)).
The objective of the mechanism is to facilitate, promote and safeguard the implementation and application of and compliance with the Water Convention. The mechanism is simple, non-confrontational, non-adversarial, transparent, supportive and cooperative in nature, building on the distinctive collaborative spirit of the Convention.
The operation of the Implementation Committee is governed by the core rules of procedure (appendix II to the draft decision on support to implementation and compliance).
The Implementation Committee consists of nine members, who serve in their personal capacity and objectively, in the best interest of the Convention. The Meeting of the Parties, at its sixth session, elected by consensus the following members of the Implementation Committee:
Ms. Vanya Grigorova
Mr. Saghit Ibatullin
Mr. Kari Kinnunen
Mr. Johan Gerrit Lammers
Mr. Stephen McCaffrey
Ms. Anne Schulte-Wülwer-Leidig
Mr. Aliaksandr Stankevich
Mr. Attila Tanzi
Mr. Ivan Zavadsky