PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 9.b.3 - Successful negotiation and implementation of global, regional and bilateral transboundary cooperation agreements

Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Governance

ROOM

Room 28

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-92]  Legal frameworks and agreements on transboundary water cooperation at basin, regional and global level are paramount for the good governance of transboundary basins. Examples of these agreements include the UN Watercourses Convention, the UNECE Water Convention, the SADC Protocol on Shared Water Resources, the EU Water Framework Directive and basin-level agreements. However, negotiating successful agreements and ensuring their long-term effective implementation is challenging, for example due to lack of resources, lack of political will, increasing water stress and climate change, etc.  This session seeks to share and discuss recent examples and lessons learned of global, regional, bi-and multilateral legal agreements on transboundary water cooperation, approaches to water diplomacy and success factors for negotiating and implementing effective agreements.  

MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"Ministry of Interior of Hungary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Peru (Peru)
National Water Commission (Mexico)
UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNWC Initiative (WWF/ GCI)

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Mr. Peter Kovacs, Chair of the Water Convention
● Mr. Mátyás Hegyaljai, State Secretary for international affairs, Ministry of Interior, Hungary
● HE Siddick A. Haggar, Minister of Water, Chad
● Ms. Christina Leb, World Bank
● Mr. Niokhor Ndour, Water Management and Planning Directorate, Senegal
● Ms. Francesca Bernardini, Secretary of the Water Convention
● Ms. Sibylle Vermont, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
● Ms. Tracy Molefi, Ministry of Water Affairs, Botswana
● Mr. Juan Carlos Pomareda, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peru
● Ms. Maria Pilar Gonzalez, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Spain
● Mr. Pedro da Cunha Serra, Adviser to the Board of TPF Planege Cenor, Portugal