Water for Life and Peace

2013 Aug 13th

Green Cross promotes the importance of international water law as a basis for transboundary water cooperation

2013 was chosen to be the International Year of Water Cooperation by the United Nations. Contributing to several major international meetings that paved the year, Green Cross will co-host, on August 15th and September 1st, two side events on the importance of strengthening international water law as a basis for transboundary water cooperation. Come and join us at the following events

  • Our first event will take place at the 9th World General Assembly of The International Network of Basin Organizations which lasts from the 13th to the 16th of August 2013. 


On Thursday August 15th,  from 13:30 – 14:30, we will be co-hosting an event with WWF titled: "Legal Tools for Transboundary Water Cooperation: What's in them for you?


The event will explore recent developments in international water law, as a tool for supporting transboundary water cooperation and states’ efforts to deal with major global challenges, such as rising water demands and climate change. In particular, the event will consider two UN global water conventions, their role and relevance, and their relationship with other multilateral environmental agreements.

Moderator: Flavia Rocha Loures , WWF
Sonja Koeppel, UNECE: “Introducing the global water conventions
Blaise Leandre-Tondo, CICOS: “Global conventions: examples of concrete benefits for climate adaptation in shared basins
Arnold Kreilhuber, UNEP: “Implementing International Water Law and Multilateral Environmental Agreements – Synergies and Opportunities”.

For more information see: INBO's 9th General Assembly

  • The second event will be held on the first day of the WORLD WATER WEEK in Stockholm (1st – 6th).

On Sunday, September 1st, we will host a seminar on "Strengthening the basis for water cooperation across borders", speakers will address the need to strengthen international water law as a basis for transboundary water cooperation and delve into the lived impacts of law and policy on the ground. 

See the detailed agenda for Sunday 1st, 2013 here

For more information on World Water Week see: www.worldwaterweek.org

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