The 18th 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 take place in Salle V at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The meeting will start at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17 October and end at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October 2023. It is held back-to-back with the Global Workshop on Conjunctive Management of Surface Water and Groundwater (Geneva and online, 16 – 17 October 2023). To attend the meeting, whether virtually or in-person, please register as soon as possible, but no later than 2 October 2023, using the following link: https://indico.un.org/event/1002232/registrations/12187/
The main objectives of the meeting of the Working Group will be to:
- Review the implementation of activities on monitoring and assessment under the Convention in the period 2022–2023, notably the completion of the publication Updated Strategies for Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (ECE/MP.WAT/70) and preparation of the new publication Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Transboundary Data-sharing.
- Discuss future work on monitoring and assessment, for example building on insights from reporting under the Convention and Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and from the Global Workshop on Conjunctive Management of Surface Water and Groundwater.
The working languages for the meeting and workshop will be Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
We encourage the in-person participation of relevant representatives from your countries and organizations implementing transboundary water cooperation activities, in one or both events. Participation in the Working Group would be particularly relevant for experts on monitoring, assessment and data exchange. Participation in the Global Workshop would be particularly useful for experts from basins and countries implementing or intending to implement conjunctive management approaches.
All related documents for the meeting will be made available in the table below.