The meeting encouraged all Parties and non-Parties to participate in the pilot reporting exercise, to enable an overview of the implementation of the Convention. The pilot reporting exercise will use a template that was revised to also allow for monitoring and establishing a baseline for SDG target 6.5 and its related indicator 6.5.2. In November, the letters asking all countries which share transboundary waters to participate in the reporting exercise by end of March 2017, will be sent out.
The meeting also considered the future: the first draft of the strategy for implementing the Convention at the global level was discussed, in particular the concrete actions in the last section. As decided at the meeting, comments on the entire draft strategy (see document WG.1/2016/INF.2, see meeting website) can be sent by 30 November 2016 to the secretariat: email@example.com