The Workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation “Latin American and Pan-European Regions: Sharing Experiences and Learning from Each Other” will take place from 11 to 12 June 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Workshop will be jointly organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the University of Bologna Center in Buenos Aires.
The Workshop will offer a forum for debating the current state of water cooperation, the progress achieved and the prevailing challenges, as well as for sharing lessons learned and good practices for cooperation on transboundary waters in the Latin American and Caribbean region and the UNECE region. It will build on the successful examples of transboundary cooperation in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It will also serve as a platform for country representatives to discuss such topics as the legal and institutional aspects of transboundary water cooperation; reconciling different interests and uses in transboundary basins; and adaptation to climate variability and change.
The working languages of the Workshop will be English and Spanish.
Further information will be made available on this website in due course.
The meeting will follow a PaperSmart model. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own copies of the documents and laptops. No paper copy of the documents will be available at the meeting.
Consolidated text of the UNECE Water Convention
Water Convention Servicing the Planet (brochure)
The European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues: Achievements and lessons learned
Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change
Executive Summary of the Second Assessment
River basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation
Recommendations on Payments for Ecosystems Services in Integrated Water Resources Management
Brochure on the Protocol on Water and Health
No one left behind, Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
Brochure on the Aarhus Convention, Get your right to a Healthy Community