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Twelfth meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health

Twelfth meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health

14 - 15 April 2021
Tempus 2, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

The Working Group on Water and Health reviewed the implementation of the Protocol programme of work for the period 2020–2022, specifically considering the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the current and future programmes of work. The meeting also discussed how to raise the resources needed for the programme of work implementation.

Two special sessions were organized:

  •     A keynote speech by Mr. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, and
  •     A session on how to attract investments and close the financing gap for the water and sanitation sector in the pan-European region and beyond, with a keynote speech by Mr. Stef Smits, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (Netherlands), and a panel discussion.

Unedited list of decisions adopted by the Working Group on Water and Health at its 12th meeting (14-15 April 2021)

Documents

Document title ENG FRE RUS
List of participants PDF - -
Report
(ECE/MP.WH/WG.1/2021/2-EUCHP/2018917/4.1/2021/WGWH/06)
     
Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth meeting
(ECE/MP.WH/WG.1/2021/1-EUPCR/1814149/1.2/2021/WGWH/03)
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Item 5. Protocol on Water and Health and implementation of its programme of work for 2020-2022 in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic      
Programme of work for 2020-2022
(ECE/MP.WH/19/Add.1-EUPCR/1814149/1.2/2019/MOP-5/06/Add.1)
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Report of the Compliance Committee on its nineteenth meeting
(ECE/MP.WH/C.1/2020/2-EUPCR/1611921/2.1/2020/CC/06)
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Report of the Compliance Committee on its twentieth meeting
(ECE/MP.WH/C.1/2020/4-EUPCR/1611921/2.1/2020/CC2/06)
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Informal Documents      
The Protocol on Water and Health and the COVID-19 pandemic: Relevance, lessons learned and future perspectives PDF - PDF
Report of the eleventh meeting of the Task Force on Target Setting and Reporting PDF - PDF
Water, sanitation, hygiene and health: Policy brief (World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, 2020) PDF - PDF
National situational analysis of water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities in Serbia: Summary report (WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2020) PDF - -
Costing and financing of small-scale water supply and sanitation services (WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2020) PDF - PDF
Increasing resilience to climate change through the Protocol on Water and Health (draft information note) PDF - PDF
Item 7. Financial resources needed to implement the programme of work for 2020-2022      
Informal documents      
Programme of work for 2020-2022
(ECE/MP.WH/19/Add.1-EUPCR/1814149/1.2/2019/MOP-5/06/Add.1)
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Informal document      
Overview of contributions and expenditures related to the Protocol and resources required up to the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties compared with funds raised PDF - -

Presentations

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Item 5. Protocol on Water and Health and implementation of its programme of work for 2020-2022 in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic      
Programme Area 1 - Improving governance for water and health: support for implementing 2030 Agenda by setting, implementing and reporting targets
Ms. Awilo Ochieng Pernet, Switzerland
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Prevention and reduction of water-related diseases
Ms. Susanne Hyllestad and Mr. Kjetil Tveitan, Norway
Ms. Alenda Drazdova, Belarus
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Institutional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Ms. Marta Vargha, Hungary
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Small-scale water supplies and sanitation
Ms. Bettina Rickert, Germany
Ms. Dragana Jovanovic, Serbia

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Safe and efficient management of water supply and sanitation systems
Ms. Jelka Appelman, The Netherlands
Ms. Jelena Vicanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr. Harold van den Berg, The Netherlands
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Programme Area 6: Equitable Access to water and sanitation
Ms. Beatrice Jedor, France
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Brochure on good practices to ensure affordability in access to water and sanitation
Ms. Diane Guerrier, UNECE
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Programme area 7 - Increasing resilience to climate change
Mr. Luca Lucentini and Mr. Pasqualino Rossi, Italy
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European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues: Support to the Protocol on Water and Health activities
Mr. Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE
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Compliance Committee
Ms. Zsuzsanna Kocsis-Kupper, Vice Chair, Compliance Committee under the Protocol on Water and Health
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Item 6. Special session on financing of water and sanitation      
Attracting investments and closing the finance gap for water and sanitation in Europe
Mr. Stef Smits, IRC
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Item 7. Financial resources needed to implement the programme of work for 2020-2022      
Overview of contributions and expenditures for 1 July 2019 -30 November 2020 and resources required up to MOP6 compared with funds raised
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, UNECE
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