While freshwater and marine specialists have largely worked in silos, nature has always worked as one: the land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems are closely interlinked and interdependent. The source-to-sea approach aims at bridging existing gaps by connecting the ecosystems’ management and tackling maritime pollution at the source, upstream. Managing land, freshwater, coastal and marine resources holistically – from source to sea – is critical to protect our oceans, and manage our freshwater as well as land resources sustainably.
This workshop will gather experts and policymakers from the freshwater and ocean communities, as well as from transboundary basin organizations and marine organizations, with the aim to strengthen cooperation and to share good practices in policy-making and implementation of effective source-to-sea management.
Please register (virtual or in-person participation) through the Indico registeration website by Friday, 2 December 2022.
This workshop will be preceded by the seventh meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food Energy Ecosystems Nexus on 12-13 December 2022 (separate registration required).
The global workshop is organized under the auspices of the Water Convention serviced by UNECE, under the leadership of Estonia and Slovenia, in cooperation with UN Environment Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP MAP), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform), Global Water Partnership (GWP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (GEF IW:Learn).
For assistance with registration and other organisational issues, please contact the Secretariat by e-mail: [email protected].
Requests for financial support should be submitted to the UNECE Secretariat as soon as possible, but not later than 2 November 2022. No application will be accepted after this deadline.
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