PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 9.b.1 - Managing water across sectors and borders: Institutional frameworks and approaches for efficient transboundary basin organizations

Tuesday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Governance

ROOM

Room 28

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-90]

DESCRIPTION

Creating and strengthening joint organizations in transboundary lakes, rivers or aquifers basins is key to ensure reasonable, equitable and sustainable management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems across sectors and borders. Effective basin organizations require a clear mandate, a robust structure and a set of permanent means (financing, staff, capacities etc.) in order for them to facilitate exchange of information, manage conflicts, develop a joint vision and sharing of benefits between riparian countries and all water users. Stakeholders, including local authorities, economic sectors and NGOs should also be involved. These requirements will be analysed during this session through case studies and exchange of good practices, in order to prepare recommendations on how to create well-functioning basin organizations.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
INBO - International Network of Basins Organizations
NASA (USA)
International Commission of the Congo-Oubanghui-Sangha – CICOS (Africa)
Autonomous Authority of Titicaca Lake (Peru)
International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Jean-François Donzier, General Secretary of INBO

● IUCN Dr. Mark Smith

● Jean-François Donzier, General Secretary of INBO