Strengthening the Basis for Water Cooperation across Borders – World Water Week seminar

During the upcoming World Water Week in Stockholm, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), together with a dozen of international water partners, will organize a seminar on water cooperation across borders including the multi-level governance of internationally shared freshwaters. Convened during the International Year of Water Cooperation, the seminar will address key instruments, tools, institutions and ongoing initiatives aimed at strengthening governance and supporting transboundary water cooperation, taking into account national perspectives.

2013.07.17 WWWeekThe seminar aims to:

– Inform preparations for the imminent entry into force of the UN Watercourses
  Convention, through discussions on potential institutional arrangements for
  supporting its effective implementation;

– Present the framework and experience of the UNECE Water Convention, in view of
   the forthcoming global opening of the Convention for accession by countries outside
   the UNECE region;

– Promote debates on the ILC Draft Articles on Transboundary Aquifers ahead of a
  decision on their final format;

– Review successful examples of water cooperation and governance in a transboundary context, including relevant tools
   and institutions, from the global to the local levels.

The seminar will lead to improved awareness and knowledge of the instruments, institutions, tools and guidelines that facilitate cooperation.


World Water Week in Stockholm, Sunday, 1 September 2013, 14:00–17:30 hrs, room B7


acrobat icon Seminar flyer with programme


Convenor: World Wide Fund for Nature
Co-convenor(s): Convention of the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes; Dundee University; Finnish Water Forum; Global Water Partnership; Government of Finland; Green Cross International; International Union for Conservation of Nature; Stockholm International Water Institute; The Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; United Nations Environment Programme; United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation