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Fifth joint meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management and the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment

Fifth joint meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management and the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment

06 - 08 May 2024
Salle XXVI, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

The Fifth joint meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management and the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment brought together around 150 participants, including government representatives from over 60 countries.

The Working Groups reviewed progress of the work under the Water Convention, shaped its future programme of work for 2025-2027 and discussed preparations for the 10th session of the Meeting of the Parties (Ljubljana, 23-25 October 2024).

The Working Groups were pleased to welcome the countries that joined the community of the Parties of the Water Convention since the last meeting of the Working Group on IWRM: The Gambia (acceded: 17 July 2023) and Panama (acceded: 6 July 2023) – and to hear numerous countries progressing towards accession to the Convention.

Documents

Documents for the meetings, the unedited list of decisions, as well as presentations and statements made during the meeting, are made available in the below table.

Recordings:

6 May - https://webtv.un.org/en/schedule/2024-05-06

7 May - https://webtv.un.org/en/schedule/2024-05-07

8 May - https://webtv.un.org/en/schedule/2024-05-08

 

 

Item 2 - Adoption of the agenda

58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/1, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/1 2 - Annotated provisional agenda _ 388545 _ English _ 773 _ 408308 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/1, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/1 2 - Annotated provisional agenda _ 388545 _ French _ 780 _ 408309 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/1, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/1 2 - Annotated provisional agenda _ 388545 _ Russian _ 864 _ 408310 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/1, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/1 2 - Annotated provisional agenda _ 388545 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 408390 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2022–2024 _ 367520 _ English _ 773 _ 380989 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2022–2024 _ 367520 _ French _ 780 _ 380990 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2022–2024 _ 367520 _ Russian _ 864 _ 380991 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2022–2024 _ 367520 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 353772 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ English _ 773 _ 408336 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ French _ 780 _ 408337 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ Russian _ 864 _ 408338 _ pdf
58404 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 410535 _ pdf

Item 3 - Adoption of the reports of the previous meetings

58405 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2023/2 - Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management on its eighteenth meeting _ 387299 _ English _ 773 _ 406202 _ pdf
58405 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2023/2 - Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management on its eighteenth meeting _ 387299 _ French _ 780 _ 406204 _ pdf
58405 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2023/2 - Report of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management on its eighteenth meeting _ 387299 _ Russian _ 864 _ 406205 _ pdf
58405 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2023/2 - Report of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment on its eighteenth meeting (advance copy) _ 390414 _ English _ 773 _ 411476 _ pdf

Item 4 - Status of ratification

58406 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.1, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.1 - Ratification status of the Water Convention, its amendments and Protocols _ 390296 _ English _ 773 _ 411113 _ pdf

Item 5 - Global processes and recent developments related to transboundary water cooperation

58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ English _ 773 _ 408336 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ French _ 780 _ 408337 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ Russian _ 864 _ 408338 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/3, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/3 - Report on the implementation of activities under the Water Convention in 2023 _ 388547 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 410535 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ English _ 773 _ 411407 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ French _ 780 _ 411408 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ Russian _ 864 _ 411409 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 411602 _ pdf
58407 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.2, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.2 - Main outcomes of the online survey for the development of the programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 390520 _ English _ 773 _ 411663 _ pdf

Item 6(a) - Increasing capacity for implementation of the Convention and supporting national processes towards accession

58408 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level _ 352560 _ English _ 773 _ 319524 _ pdf
58408 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level _ 352560 _ French _ 780 _ 319526 _ pdf
58408 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level _ 352560 _ Russian _ 864 _ 319527 _ pdf
58408 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level _ 352560 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 320182 _ pdf

Item 6(b) - Supporting the development of agreements and the establishment of joint bodies

Item 6(c) - Implementation Committee

58409 _ ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2023/2 - Report of the Implementation Committee on its 16th meeting _ 389541 _ English _ 773 _ 413504 _ pdf
58409 _ ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2023/2 - Report of the Implementation Committee on its 16th meeting _ 389541 _ French _ 780 _ 413505 _ pdf
58409 _ ECE/MP.WAT/IC/2023/2 - Report of the Implementation Committee on its 16th meeting _ 389541 _ Russian _ 864 _ 413507 _ pdf

Item 7 - Supporting monitoring, assessment and information-sharing in transboundary basins

58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/6 - Key messages of the draft publication on good practices and lessons learned in transboundary data-sharing _ 388566 _ English _ 773 _ 407937 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/6 - Key messages of the draft publication on good practices and lessons learned in transboundary data-sharing _ 388566 _ French _ 780 _ 407938 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/6 - Key messages of the draft publication on good practices and lessons learned in transboundary data-sharing _ 388566 _ Russian _ 864 _ 407939 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/6 - Key messages of the draft publication on good practices and lessons learned in transboundary data-sharing _ 388566 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 408391 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Transboundary Data-sharing (Draft) _ 389774 _ English _ 773 _ 409885 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Transboundary Data-sharing (Draft) _ 389774 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 411656 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Transboundary Data-sharing (Draft) _ 389774 _ Russian _ 864 _ 411664 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Transboundary Data-sharing (Draft) _ 389774 _ French _ 780 _ 411853 _ pdf
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Annex 1: Matrix of Lessons Learned and Case Studies _ 389764 _ English _ 773 _ 409858 _ xlsx
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Annex 1: Matrix of Lessons Learned and Case Studies _ 389764 _ French _ 780 _ 411883 _ xlsx
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Annex 1: Matrix of Lessons Learned and Case Studies _ 389764 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 411918 _ xlsx
58410 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.3- ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.3 - Annex 1: Matrix of Lessons Learned and Case Studies _ 389764 _ Russian _ 864 _ 411942 _ xlsx

Item 8(a) - Promoting integrated water resources management in transboundary basins

58411 _ ECE.MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.4 - Conclusions and key outcomes of the Global workshop on conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater: National to transboundary level _ 388895 _ English _ 773 _ 407812 _ pdf
58411 _ ECE.MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.4 - Conclusions and key outcomes of the Global workshop on conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater: National to transboundary level _ 388895 _ French _ 780 _ 407816 _ pdf
58411 _ ECE.MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.4 - Conclusions and key outcomes of the Global workshop on conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater: National to transboundary level _ 388895 _ Russian _ 864 _ 407814 _ pdf
58411 _ ECE.MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.4 - Conclusions and key outcomes of the Global workshop on conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater: National to transboundary level _ 388895 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 407815 _ pdf

Item 8(b) - Source-to-sea management

58412 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.5, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.5 - Draft outline of the guidance note for the implementation of the source-to-sea approach in transboundary basins _ 390592 _ English _ 773 _ 411825 _ pdf

Item 8(c) - Supporting intersectoral dialogues and assessments through the application of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus approach

58413 _ Leaflet - Transboundary Nexus Assessment (TBNA) Methodology _ 388898 _ English _ 773 _ 407822 _ pdf

Item 8(d) - Supporting equitable and sustainable water allocation in a transboundary context

58779 _ ECE/MP.WAT/64 - Handbook on water allocation in a transboundary context _ 374244 _ English _ 773 _ 370557 _ pdf
58779 _ ECE/MP.WAT/64 - Handbook on water allocation in a transboundary context _ 374244 _ Russian _ 864 _ 370558 _ pdf
58779 _ ECE/MP.WAT/71 - Summary Handbook on Water Allocation in a Transboundary Context _ 388904 _ English _ 773 _ 407861 _ pdf

Item 10 - Facilitating funding and financing of transboundary water cooperation and basin development

58414 _ ECE/MP.WAT/61 - Funding and Financing of Transboundary Water Cooperation and Basin Development _ 359986 _ English _ 773 _ 335941 _ pdf
58414 _ ECE/MP.WAT/61 - Funding and Financing of Transboundary Water Cooperation and Basin Development _ 359986 _ French _ 780 _ 336179 _ pdf
58414 _ ECE/MP.WAT/61 - Funding and Financing of Transboundary Water Cooperation and Basin Development _ 359986 _ Russian _ 864 _ 393030 _ pdf
58414 _ ECE/MP.WAT/61 - Funding and Financing of Transboundary Water Cooperation and Basin Development _ 359986 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 399652 _ pdf

Item 11 - Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.5.2 and under the Convention

58415 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Decision VIII/1 - Reporting under the Convention _ 363062 _ English _ 773 _ 343482 _ pdf
58415 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Decision VIII/1 - Reporting under the Convention _ 363062 _ French _ 780 _ 389437 _ pdf
58415 _ ECE/MP.WAT/54/Add.2 - Decision VIII/1 - Reporting under the Convention _ 363062 _ Russian _ 864 _ 389438 _ pdf
58415 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2 - Decision IX/2 on reporting _ 368409 _ English _ 773 _ 356131 _ pdf
58415 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2 - Decision IX/2 on reporting _ 368409 _ French _ 780 _ 356132 _ pdf
58415 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2 - Decision IX/2 on reporting _ 368409 _ Russian _ 864 _ 356133 _ pdf

Item 12(a) - Cooperation with UN-Water, global and regional partners and other multilateral environmental agreements

58416 _ ECE/MP.WH/24/Add.1, EUCHP/2219533/3.1/2022/MOP-6/06/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2023-2025 _ 386125 _ English _ 773 _ 400534 _ pdf
58416 _ ECE/MP.WH/24/Add.1, EUCHP/2219533/3.1/2022/MOP-6/06/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2023-2025 _ 386125 _ French _ 780 _ 400535 _ pdf
58416 _ ECE/MP.WH/24/Add.1, EUCHP/2219533/3.1/2022/MOP-6/06/Add.1 - Programme of work for 2023-2025 _ 386125 _ Russian _ 864 _ 400536 _ pdf

Item 14 - International Water Assessment Centre

58417 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2 - Programme of work of the International Water Assessment Centre for 2022–2024 _ 378994 _ English _ 773 _ 382491 _ pdf
58417 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2 - Programme of work of the International Water Assessment Centre for 2022–2024 _ 378994 _ French _ 780 _ 382492 _ pdf
58417 _ ECE/MP.WAT/63/Add.2 - Programme of work of the International Water Assessment Centre for 2022–2024 _ 378994 _ Russian _ 864 _ 382493 _ pdf

Item 15 - Future programme of work for 2025–2027

58418 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ English _ 773 _ 411407 _ pdf
58418 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ French _ 780 _ 411408 _ pdf
58418 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ Russian _ 864 _ 411409 _ pdf
58418 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/4, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/4 - Draft programme of work for 2025–2027 _ 389462 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 411602 _ pdf

Item 16 - Resources for the implementation of the programme of work

58419 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.6 - Note on the usefulness of a more predictable and sustainable funding mechanism of the Water Convention _ 390705 _ English _ 773 _ 412112 _ pdf
58419 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.6 - Note on the usefulness of a more predictable and sustainable funding mechanism of the Water Convention _ 390705 _ French _ 780 _ 412113 _ pdf
58419 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.6 - Note on the usefulness of a more predictable and sustainable funding mechanism of the Water Convention _ 390705 _ Russian _ 864 _ 412114 _ pdf
58419 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.6, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.6 - Note on the usefulness of a more predictable and sustainable funding mechanism of the Water Convention _ 390705 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 412115 _ pdf
58419 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/5, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/5 - Provisional report on contributions and expenditures from January until December 2023 _ 390711 _ English _ 773 _ 412278 _ pdf

Item 17 - Preparation for the tenth session of the Meeting of the Parties

58420 _ ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2024/INF.7, ECE/MP.WAT/WG.2/2024/INF.7 - Draft agenda of the tenth session of the Meeting of the Parties _ 390706 _ English _ 773 _ 412074 _ pdf

Presentations

61643 _ Item 2 - Statement by Ukaine _ 391264 _ English _ 773 _ 413701 _ pdf
61643 _ Item 2 - Statement by the Russian Federation _ 391265 _ English _ 773 _ 413702 _ pdf
61643 _ Item 5(a) - One Water Summit – France and Kazakhstan _ 390931 _ English _ 773 _ 412835 _ pdf
61643 _ Item 6(a) - Accession process in Burkina Faso _ 390934 _ English _ 773 _ 412838 _ pdf
61643 _ Item 6(b) - Regional guidelines in Central America _ 390937 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 412841 _ pdf

Outcomes

61719 _ Unedited list of decisions _ 390980 _ English _ 773 _ 412961 _ pdf
61719 _ Unedited list of decisions _ 390980 _ French _ 780 _ 413697 _ pdf
61719 _ Unedited list of decisions _ 390980 _ Russian _ 864 _ 413699 _ pdf
61719 _ Unedited list of decisions _ 390980 _ Spanish _ 879 _ 413700 _ pdf