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Fourth joint meeting of the Working Groups on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and on Monitoring and Assessment, marking the 30th anniversary of the Water Convention

Fourth joint meeting of the Working Groups on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and on Monitoring and Assessment, marking the 30th anniversary of the Water Convention

Fourth joint meeting

28 - 30 June 2022
Tallinn Estonia
30th Anniversary

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), adopted in Helsinki in 1992.  

On this occasion, Estonia, currently chairing the Water Convention, hosted the fourth joint meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management and the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment and the Special event marking the 30th anniversary of the Water Convention 

The Working Groups reviewed the progress in implementing the Water Convention programme of work for 2022–2024, in particular progress in the Convention’s global opening and activities supporting monitoring and assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins. They also discussed the implementation of decisions taken by the Meeting of the Parties at its ninth session (Geneva and online, 29 September–1 October 2021). 

The anniversary event, organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and UNECE, in cooperation with Finland, marked the 30th anniversary of the Convention. It looked at the wealth of experience accumulated throughout three decades of successful implementation of the Water Convention, and also engaged participants in a conversation on their visions for the future of the Water Convention. 

Press release “Shared management of cross-border rivers, lakes and groundwater is crucial to avert looming water crises, stress UN and countries after 30-year success of Water Convention” here.
Photos of the event here.
Short video summary of the event here.
 

Documents - Joint meeting of the Working Groups on IWRM and on Monitoring and Assessment

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Item 2 - Adoption of the Agenda

 

 

 

 

Annotated provisional agenda for the fourth joint meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/1–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/1) 

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Procedural matters of relevance for decision-making at the
ninth session of the Meeting of the Parties due to the extraordinary circumstances related to the coronavirus disease pandemic
(ECE/MP.WAT/2021/1)
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Programme of work for 2019–2021
(ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.1)
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Programme of work for 2022–2024
(ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.1) 
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Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2021
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/3–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/3)
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Item 3 - Adoption of the report of the previous joint meeting        
Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management and
the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment on their third joint meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2021/2−ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2021/2)
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Item 4 - Status of ratification        
Ratification status of the Water Convention, its amendments and Protocols
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/INF.1–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/INF.1)
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Item 5 - Increasing awareness of and accession to the Convention and application of its principles drawing on the benefits of cooperation        
Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level
(ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2)
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Frequently Asked Questions on the 1992 Water Convention, with the Road Map to Facilitate Accession Processes
(ECE/MP.WAT/59)
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UN-Water policy brief “The United Nations global water conventions: Fostering sustainable development and peace”  publication      
Practical Guide for the Development of Agreements or Other Arrangements for Transboundary Water Cooperation
(ECE/MP.WAT/68)
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its fourteenth meeting
(ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2022/2) - Advance copy
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Item 6 - Supporting monitoring, assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins        
Draft updated strategies for monitoring and assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/INF.2–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/INF.2)
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Draft outline for a publication on good practices and lessons learned in transboundary data exchange
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/INF.3–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/INF.3)
 
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Item 7 - Promoting an integrated and intersectoral approach to water management at all levels        
Methodology for assessing the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins and experiences from its application: synthesis
(ECE/MP.WAT/55)
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Solutions and investments in the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus: A synthesis of experiences in transboundary basins
(ECE/MP.WAT/66)
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Towards sustainable renewable energy investment and deployment: Trade-offs and opportunities with water resources and the environment
(ECE/ENERGY/127)
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Item 9 - Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Convention        
Decision VIII/I on reporting under the Convention
see (ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2) 
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Decision IX/2 on reporting
see (ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2) 
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Sustainable Development Goal 6 brief “Summary Progress Update 2021: SDG 6 – water and sanitation for all”  publication      
Transboundary cooperation in Arab States: second regional report on SDG indicator 6.5.2 publication      
Item 10 - Partnerships, communication and knowledge management        
Main outcomes of the Pan-European Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2023 UN-Water Conference
ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/INF.5–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/INF.5)
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Various outcome documents from regional and global preparatory meetings for the 2023 UN-Water Conference; forthcoming        

Outcomes of the Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting 

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Outcomes of the Asia Pacific Consultation PDF      
Outcomes of the regional consultation for the Latin American region  PDF      
Outcomes of the second Dushanbe Water Conference Link      
Draft programme of work for 2023–2025 under the Protocol on Water and Health
ECE/MP.WH/WG.1/2022/3−EUCHP/2219533/3.1/2022/WGWH/07)
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Outline of the programme of the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol  PDF      
Item 12 - Resources for the implementation of the programme of work         
Report on contributions and expenditures from January until December 2021
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/4–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/4)
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Decision IX/3 on targets for a more sustainable and predictable funding of the work under the Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2) 
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Item 13 - Ongoing programme of work for 2022–2024        
Programme of work for 2022–2024
(ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.1) 
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Presentations – Joint meeting of the Working Group on IWRM and on Monitoring and Assessment

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Item 4 - Status of ratification

 

 

 

 

La marche du Burkina Faso  vers l’adhésion a la Convention sur l’eau de 1992: Progrès réalisés et perspectives - Mr. Blâmi Diallo, Burkina Faso

 

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Item 5 - Increasing awareness of and accession to the Convention and application of its principles drawing on the benefits of cooperation

 

 

 

 

Increasing capacity for implementation of the Convention and supporting national processes towards accession - Ms. Bernadette Araba Adjei, Ghana PDF      
Activités de mise en oeuvre de la Convention sur l’eau suite à l’adhésion du Togo - Ms. Agbedidi Abla Tozo, Togo   PDF    
Supporting the development of agreements and the establishment of Joint bodies - Mr. Komlan Sangbana, Water Convention Secretariat PDF      
Projet de coopération transfrontière sur le bassin Aquifère Sénégalo-Mauritanien - Mr. Hilario Sanha, Guinea-Bissau   PDF    
Activities of the Implementation Committee - Ms. Dinara Ziganshina, Implementation Committee PDF      
Item 6 - Supporting monitoring, assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins        
Supporting monitoring, assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins - Ms. Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Finland PDF      
Supporting monitoring, assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins - Mr. Niokhor Ndour, Senegal PDF PDF    
Updated Strategies for Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters and the Draft outline of Good practices and lessons learned in transboundary data exchange - Mr. Arnaud Sterckx, IGRAC PDF      
Item 7 - Promoting an integrated and intersectoral approach to water management at all levels        
Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus - Mr. Antti Rautavaara, Finland PDF      
A Nexus Roadmap for the Drina River Basin - Ms. Biljana Rajic, Bosnia and Herzegovina PDF      
National Policy Dialogues on Integrated Water Resources Management - Ms. Sonja Koeppel and Mr. Alexander Belokurov, Water Convention Secretariat PDF      
Item 8 - Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins        
Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins - Ms. Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland and Mr. Niels Vlaanderen, Netherlands PDF      
Item 9 - Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Convention        
Second Regional report for SDG indicator 6.5.2 on Transboundary Cooperation in  Arab States - Mr. Ziad Khayat, ESCWA PDF      
Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Convention - Ms. Sonja Koeppel, UNECE and Mr. Aurélien Dumont, UNESCO PDF      
Item 10 - Partnerships, communication and knowledge management        
UN 2023 Water Conference Briefing, H.E. Mr. Jamshed Hamidov, Tajikistan and Mr. Niels Vlaanderen, Netherlands PDF      
Outcomes of the Pan-European Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations 2023 Water Conference (12-13 April 2022), Mr. Christian Schilling, Austria PDF      
UN-Water family’s contribution to the UN 2023 Water Conference - Mr. Federico Properzi, UN-Water PDF      
Sixth Meeting of the Parties of the Protocol on Water and Health and recent developments - Mr. Peter Kovacs, Hungary PDF      
Item 11 - International Water Assessment Centre        
Progress in implementation of IWAC PoW for 2022-2024 - Ms. Zhanar Mautanova, IWAC PDF      
Item 12 - Resources for the implementation of the programme of work        
Resources for the implementation of the programmeof work - Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, Water Convention Secretariat PDF      
Item 13 - Ongoing programme of work for 2022–2024        
Implementation of the work programme - Ms. Sonja Koeppel, Water Convention Secretariat  PDF      

Documents - Event marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention

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The Water Convention: 30 years of impacts and achievements on the ground
(ECE/MP.WAT/69)
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Provisional programme of the event marking the thirtieth anniversary of the Water Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2022/INF.7–ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2022/INF.7)
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Presentations and statements – Event marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention

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Opening statement by Mr. Meelis Münt, Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment, Estonia PDF
Statement by Ms. Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland  PDF
Statement by Mr. Dmitry Mariyasin, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE PDF

Launch of the anniversary publication “The   Water   Convention:   30   years   of   impact   and   achievements   on   the   ground” by Ms. Sonja Koeppel and Ms. Iulia Trombitcaia, Water Convention Secretariat  

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Closing statement by Mr. Meelis Münt, Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment, Estonia PDF

Outcomes

29990 _ Unedited list of decisions _ 369194 _ English _ 773 _ 357915 _ pdf