We are pleased to invite you to attend the Workshop "Counting our gains: Sharing experiences on identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation", which will take place in Geneva on 22-23 May 2014. More information is available at: http://www.unece.org/env/water/workshop_benefits_cooperation_2014.html
The workshop will bring together professionals from all over the world working on transboundary water cooperation, to discuss the wide variety of potential benefits of transboundary water cooperation as well as the opportunities for further engaging into cooperation by broadening its scope. It will offer a platform to share experiences, good practices, challenges faced and lessons learned on the identification, assessment and communication of the wide range of benefits that can be generated by transboundary water cooperation. It will contribute to the further development of the draft Policy Guidance Note on identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of transboundary water cooperation.
The workshop will give a prominent place to interactive discussions and interventions from the floor. We therefore invite you to prepare your participation by filling the attached template for case study.
The working languages will be English, French and Russian.
Registration, visa and financial support
Participants should register on line at https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=8CfhrJ (code: 16424) as soon as possible but not later than 7 May 2014. Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the meeting. Requests for financial support using the attached financial support request forms should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat (Nathalie.Halm@unece.org) as soon as possible, but not later than 4 April 2014. Participants who have submitted a case study before the deadline (28 February 2014) will have preference in receiving financial support.
Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Palais des Nations
8-14 avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: + 41 22 9170107
Web site: http://www.unece.org/env/water/