The "Workshop on recent progress on transboundary water cooperation: from getting cooperation started to its long-term sustainability" will be held in the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Tuesday, 4 July 2017, back-to-back with the twelfth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management (WGIWRM) under the Water Convention (5-6 July 2017).
The main objective of the workshop is to support countries and basin organizations in advancing step-by-step their cooperation on transboundary surface and ground waters, especially with regard to the development and revision of agreements, and setting up and sustaining joint bodies.
More specifically, the workshop will aim at illustrating experiences and lessons learned from recent developments (last 5-7 years), in particular:
- In the starting off of cooperation and step-by-step establishment of the legal and institutional frameworks for cooperation, including new agreements and arrangements;
- In the progressive development and long term support to cooperation.