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Fifteenth meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment

6 December 2019

Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The fifteenth meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will be held in Salle XI at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, starting at 9.30 a.m. and ending at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 6 December 2019. It will be held back-to-back with the Global workshop on exchange of data and information in transboundary basins (Geneva, 4 and 5 December 2019).

The main objectives of the fifteenth meeting will be to discuss: 

  • The implementation of activities on monitoring and assessment under the Convention in 2019–2021, notably regional events; the gathering of feedback on the guidelines on monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters through reviews and experiences from projects, with a view to their updating; and activities on the ground;
  • Strategic directions for future work on monitoring, assessment and data exchange under the Water Convention, building on the insights, first, from a background paper entitled “Outlook for developing monitoring cooperation and exchange of data and information across borders”, second, from the reporting under the Convention and on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and, third, from the Global workshop on exchange of data and information in transboundary basins (Geneva, 4 and 5 December 2019).

In addition, the Working Group will discuss information and data needs for sustainable water allocation in transboundary river basins and aquifers to support developing these aspects of the handbook on water allocation in transboundary basins currently under development with guidance from the Expert Group on water allocation; 

Participation and registration

The working languages for the meeting will be English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The meeting is open to experts representing governmental authorities, joint bodies, non-governmental as well as international organizations and other interested stakeholders, from the academia or the private sector.

Delegates are requested to register by 20 November 2019 using the following link.

We recommend using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browser for the online meeting registration.  In case of difficulties, please contact the secretariat by email.

Practical information

On their way to the meeting, delegates should obtain an identification badge at the Pass and Identification Unit of the United Nations Office at Geneva Security and Safety Section, located at the Pregny Gate, 14, Avenue de la Paix (see the map on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe website). In case of difficulty, please contact the secretariat by telephone at +41 22 917 2596.  Please click here for a list of hotels in Geneva and neighboring France.

DocumentsENGFRERUSSPA
Item 2 - Adoption of the agenda
Provisional Agenda (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2019/1)PDFPDFPDF
Item 3 - Adoption of the report of the previous meeting
Report of the Meeting of the Parties on its eighth session. Addendum: Programme of work for 2019-2021 (ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.1)PDFPDFPDFPDF
Item 4 - Information from the reporting under the Convention and reporting on Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 6.5.2
Decision VIII/I on reporting under the Convention (ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2)PDFPDFPDFPDF
Informal documents
Reporting template of the second cycle for reporting (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2019/INF.3)PDFPDFPDFPDF
Draft guide to reporting under the Water Convention and as a contribution to Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 (ECE.MP.WAT/WG.1/2019/INF.4)PDFPDFPDFPDF
Step-by-step monitoring methodology for indicator 6.5.2 (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2019/INF.5)
Item 5 - Gathering feedback on the guidelines on monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters developed under the Convention
Outlook for developing monitoring cooperation and exchange of data and information across borders: Background paper to the Global workshop on exchange of data and information and to the fifteenth meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment under the Water Convention (Geneva, 4-6 December 2019) (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2019/INF.1)
Item 6 - Projects on the ground and regional events
Report of the Meeting of the Parties on its eighth session. Addendum: programme of work for 2019-2021 (ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.1)PDFPDFPDFPDF
Item 7 - Information and data needs for sustainable water allocation
Concept and outline for the handbook on water allocation in the transboundary context (ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2019/INF.6)PDFPDFPDFPDF