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Eighth World Water Forum

Eighth World Water Forum

18 - 23 March 2018
Brasilia Brazil

The Water Convention and the Protocol on Water and Health, as well as different activities carried out under their framework, will be presented and promoted in different events organized under the different processes of the 8th World Water Forum.

UNECE will co-organize different sessions related with the three following themes: governance, climate and capacity. The UNECE Water Convention secretariat coordinates the topic transboundary water cooperation within the thematic process under the theme governance. UNECE’s contribution through presentations and inputs to special focus processes and side events will focus on the following sub-themes:

- International water law and support to transboundary water cooperation;
- Adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins;
- Monitoring, assessment and data sharing in transboundary basins;
- Integrated Water Resources Management in transboundary basins;
- Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus approach in transboundary basins;
- Human right to water and sanitation and SDG 6 on water.

Side Events

Date Time - Room Session code Session title Type of event Leader Flyer
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10.00-11.30 a.m.
Room 28
  Reflection panel on the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Managament (IWRM)   Senegal (MHA)  
  11.00-1.00 p.m.
Room 41
  Share Water in Africa, develop cooperation and share benefits Side event OSS  
  1.30-4.00 p.m.
Pavilion du Senegal
  Side event of OMVS on transboundary water cooperation Side event OMVS  
  2.30-4.00 p.m.
Room 30
OS-TP-90
Session 9.b.1
Managing water across sectors and borders: How to build efficient transbounday basin organizations Thematic session
Theme: Governance
INBO  
  4.30-6.30 p.m.
Room 30
OS-TP-05
Session 1.b.2
Innovative financial mechanisms for adaption to climate change Thematic session
Theme: Climate
GAfWaC  
  4.30-6.30 p.m.
Room 28
OS-TP-91
Session 9.b.2
Monitoring assessment, data and knowledge sharing in transboundary basins Thematic session
Theme: Governance
EMWIS  
Wednesday, 21 March 2018


 
9:00-10.30 a.m.
Room 28
OS-TP-92
Session 9.b.3
Successful negotiation and implementation of global, regional and bilateral transboundary cooperation agreements Thematic session
Theme: Governance
UNECE PDF
  10.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Moroccan Pavilion
  Sustainable development and green growth a vital adaption to cliamte change   Morocco  
  11.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Room 42
SE-51 Addressing Water-Energy-Food-Nexus Hotspots in Transboundary Basins Side event World Bank  
  2.30-4.30 p.m.
Room 36
  Data and tools for water management and decision making Special session GAfWaC  
  11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Room 30
SS-PT-08 International mechanisms and procedures to realize the human rights to water and sanitation Special session UNECE
WHO
PDF
  4.30-6.00 p.m.
Room 29
SS-TP-16 Closing session of the governance them      
Thursday, 22 March 2018 9.00-10.30 a.m.
Room 24
OS-TP-85
Session 8.d.1
How to expand support to international cooperation and capacity building to achieve SDG 6? Thematic session
Theme: Capacity
UNECE  
  11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Room 30
SS-PT-08 International mechanisms and procedures to realize the human rights to water and sanitation Special session UNECE
WHO
PDF
  4.30-6.00 p.m.
Room 29
SS-TP-16 Closing session of the governance them      
Date Time - Room Session code Session title Type of event Leader Flyer
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10.00-11.30 a.m.
Room 28
  Reflection panel on the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Managament (IWRM)   Senegal (MHA)  
  11.00-1.00 p.m.
Room 41
  Share Water in Africa, develop cooperation and share benefits Side event OSS  
  1.30-4.00 p.m.
Pavilion du Senegal
  Side event of OMVS on transboundary water cooperation Side event OMVS  
  2.30-4.00 p.m.
Room 30
OS-TP-90
Session 9.b.1
Managing water across sectors and borders: How to build efficient transbounday basin organizations Thematic session
Theme: Governance
INBO  
  4.30-6.30 p.m.
Room 30
OS-TP-05
Session 1.b.2
Innovative financial mechanisms for adaption to climate change Thematic session
Theme: Climate
GAfWaC  
  4.30-6.30 p.m.
Room 28
OS-TP-91
Session 9.b.2
Monitoring assessment, data and knowledge sharing in transboundary basins Thematic session
Theme: Governance
EMWIS  
Wednesday, 21 March 2018


 
9:00-10.30 a.m.
Room 28
OS-TP-92
Session 9.b.3
Successful negotiation and implementation of global, regional and bilateral transboundary cooperation agreements Thematic session
Theme: Governance
UNECE PDF
  10.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Moroccan Pavilion
  Sustainable development and green growth a vital adaption to cliamte change   Morocco  
  11.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Room 42
SE-51 Addressing Water-Energy-Food-Nexus Hotspots in Transboundary Basins Side event World Bank  
  2.30-4.30 p.m.
Room 36
  Data and tools for water management and decision making Special session GAfWaC  
  11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Room 30
SS-PT-08 International mechanisms and procedures to realize the human rights to water and sanitation Special session UNECE
WHO
PDF
  4.30-6.00 p.m.
Room 29
SS-TP-16 Closing session of the governance them      
Thursday, 22 March 2018 9.00-10.30 a.m.
Room 24
OS-TP-85
Session 8.d.1
How to expand support to international cooperation and capacity building to achieve SDG 6? Thematic session
Theme: Capacity
UNECE  
  11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Room 30
SS-PT-08 International mechanisms and procedures to realize the human rights to water and sanitation Special session UNECE
WHO
PDF
  4.30-6.00 p.m.
Room 29
SS-TP-16 Closing session of the governance them