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Launch workshop of the follow-up project to the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus Assessment in the Drina River Basin

Launch workshop of the follow-up project to the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus Assessment in the Drina River Basin

25 - 26 June 2018
Sarajevo Bosnia & Herzegovina

The launch workshop was organized to get inputs and views from authorities and key stakeholders, in order to confirm the scope and detail the components of a follow up project to the assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Drina River Basin in the Western Balkans.

In the workshop, representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia agreed to jointly investigate options for formalizing river flow regulation, occurrence of erosion and sedimentation, as well as ways to promote investment into renewable energy.  The views by the authorities and key stakeholders helped to shape and detail the package of activities proposed in the framework of the Water Convention. In addition to the above-mentioned issues, the activities to be carried out 2018-2019 include providing guidance and outlining procedures for harmonized monitoring and bilateral information exchange. 

The project responds to the findings of the report “Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus and benefits of transboundary cooperation in the Drina River Basin”, a main outcome of the project “Greening economic development in Western Balkans through applying a nexus approach and identification of benefits of transboundary cooperation”. The project was funded by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, which has also granted the necessary funding for the new project to support Drina countries in further strengthening transboundary cooperation in some of the areas identified. 

The assessment process fostered cooperation across sectors and borders in the Drina River basin by identifying intersectoral synergies and determining measures that could respond to the challenges related to the multiple needs of basin countries for common resources. The nexus assessment identified a broad range of opportunities and concrete benefits of transboundary cooperation across sectors, but also of improved intersectoral coordination nationally.

A press release on the workshop is available here.
 

Document and presentations  
Agenda PDF
Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus and benefits of cooperation in the Drina Basin (2016-2017): The process findings
Annuka Lipponen, UNECE
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Follow up project to the Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus and benefits of cooperation in the Drina Basin
Annukka Lipponen, UNECE
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Hard Talks to enable Renewable Energy Investment in the Riparian Countries of the Drina River Basin
Gianluca Sambucini, UNECE
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Status of Renewable Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sanja Kapetina, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Implementing the indivisible SDGs: the need for an integrated approach
Emir Adzovic, Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Implementation of SDG 6 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosko Kenjic, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Promoting multi-stakeholder action at the basin level: Basin contracts (A case from Italy)
Francesco Puma and Massimo Bastiani, Italian National Board of River Contracts
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Follow up project to the Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus and benefits of cooperation in the Drina Basin
Annukka Lipponen, UNECE
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Integrated river basin management and socioeconomic development in the region
Samo Groselj, International Sava River Basin Commission
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South East Europe Urban Resilience Building Action Network
Krunoslav Katic, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub
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The Nexus Project: Promoting the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Southeastern Europe, through the use of the Nexus approach
Annukka Lipponen, UNECE
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Work programme for "Drina nexus II" and the next steps
Annukka Lipponen, UNECE
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