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Global workshop on transboundary water cooperation

The global workshop “Moving forward transboundary water cooperation: Building on its benefits” will be held on 6-7 February 2018 in the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The workshop will bring together professionals from all over the world working on transboundary water cooperation to discuss how the identification, assessment and communication of the broad range of benefits generated by transboundary water cooperation can prompt, support or strengthen cooperation in transboundary basins. It will provide a platform to share experiences, good practices, challenges faced and lessons learnt from transboundary basins where work has been carried out to better understand, analyze and communicate the benefits of transboundary water cooperation as well as the cost of inaction, but also transboundary basins where development has been guided by common benefits and benefit sharing arrangements.

The workshop is organized under the leadership of the Governments of Estonia and Serbia, with the support of the Water Convention secretariat, serviced by UNECE. Funding for the workshop is provided by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands and the Geneva Water Hub.

More information about the workshop is available here.