The global workshop will be organised in a hybrid format with very few participants present in the Palais des Nations, Geneva and most others connected remotely from 29 to 31 (a.m.) March 2021. The workshop will take a holistic perspective on the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on water resource management, both at national and transboundary level, and on water supply and sanitation systems and ultimately people's health. In this context, the global workshop aims to bring together environment/water and health communities as well as disaster risk and climate change experts to jointly develop best practices in building climate resilience and reducing disaster risk through improving water resource management and sanitation on the national and transboundary levels.
The global workshop is organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as secretariat of the Water Convention and the co-secretariat of the Protocol on Water and Health, with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, under the leadership of Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland, in cooperation with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), the International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Working languages of the workshop will be English, French, Russian and Spanish. A detailed programme of the workshop will be issued in March 2021.
The workshop will be followed by the twelfth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate under the Water Convention on 31 March 2021 (p.m.).
The workshop will gather representatives of the water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, climate change and health communities as well as transboundary basin organisations with the aim to strengthen cooperation, links and synergies between their activities and to share good practices in policy making and implementation.
Registration & Practical information:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemics, the workshop will be organized in a hybrid format, with very few participants present in the Palais des Nations, Geneva (according to the current guidance max. 5 external participants) and most others connected remotely.
To attend the meeting, please create an account in INDICO and register for the event using the following link by 24 March 2021: https://indico.un.org/event/31154/
Please kindly find some links towards instructions on:
1) How to create an INDICO account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeZuft5xQ4U
2) How to register for an online meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaEj3hShn6U
For assistance with registration and other organisational matters, please contact the secretariat by e-mail [email protected].