The 16th meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and the 16th meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment under the Water Convention were held jointly to exploit synergies in the work of the two bodies.
The main objectives of the 3rd joint meeting of the two working groups were to:
- Review implementation of the Water Convention work programme for 2019–2021 and discuss progress in the Convention’s global opening
- Discuss the draft programme of work for 2022–2024 under the Water Convention (ENG, FRE, RUS, SPA) to be submitted to the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention for adoption at its 9th session (Geneva (hybrid), 29 September–1 October 2021))
- Discuss documents to be submitted to the 9th session of the Meeting of the Parties.
The meeting was open to experts representing governmental authorities, joint bodies, non-governmental as well as international organizations and other interested stakeholders, from the academia or the private sector.
Format of the meeting
The working languages for the meeting were Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.