The first meeting of the Task Force took place on 21-22 April 2008 in Rome, Italy. The Task Force considered implementation of its mandate related to preparation of guidelines on the safe operation of water supply and sanitation facilities in urban and rural areas in case of short term critical situations, and to preparation of a strategy paper on how to cope with the potential impact of climate change, and on adaptation and mitigation programmes for water supply and sanitation. The Task Force discussed, among other issues, cooperation with the Protocol’s Task Force on Surveillance and the Task Force on Water and Climate established under the Water Convention.
The meeting was open to experts from Parties and non-Parties to the Protocol representing governmental authorities, the private sector and non-governmental organizations as well as other interested stakeholders. In this respect, focal points are requested to facilitate nomination of relevant experts from their respective countries.
The documents, presentations and other material for this meeting can be found in the table below. They will be posted on this web-site as soon as they become available.