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Seventh World Water Forum

Seventh World Water Forum

12 April - 17 May 2015
Daegu & Gyeongju Republic of Korea

The Water Convention and the Protocol on Water and Health, as well as different activities carried out under their framework, were presented and promoted in different events organized under the different processes of the 7th World Water Forum.

UNECE co-organized several sessions under the thematic, regional and special focus processes and contributed through presentations and inputs in a number of events, focusing on the following themes:

  • International water law and support to transboundary water cooperation;
  • Adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins;
  • Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus and benefits of transboundary water cooperation;
  • Human right to water and sanitation.

The new UNECE-INBO publication Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons learned and good Practices was launched and attracted high interest.

IISD report: World Water Forum Focuses on Implementation, Commits to “Getting on with the Job”


Session &  WWF website link Session title Flyer
Monday 13 April 2015
Safe drinking water for all: realizing the human right to water and sanitation
INR.4.3.EU Transboundary water management: Successful experience of European international basin organizations for better managing transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers in Europe
UNECE and International Scheldt Commission
T.1.3.6 Climate change adaptation in basins: examples and good practices
UNECE, International Office for Water and Wageningen University
Tuesday 14 April 2015
T.2.2.3 Putting the water-energy nexus into practice: Economic and policy incentives
T.SS.19 Two global Conventions on transboundary water cooperation:
So what? (Special Focus Session )
UNECE, WWF, IUCN and Green Cross International
T.4.3.5 Sharing benefits of transboundary waters across sectors and countries
UNECE, GEF, UNESCO-IHP, Oregon State University, Finnish Environment Institute and Ministry of Environment of Estonia
Wednesday 15 April 2015
INR.1.3.EU Climate change adaptation and mitigation: European examples and instruments for effective adaptation to climate change
UNECE, International Office for Water
T.4.3.2 International water law demystified
UNECE, WWF, IUCN and Green Cross International