The seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention will discuss progress and challenges related to transboundary water cooperation worldwide. In this regard, it will adopt new tools to assess the benefits of transboundary water cooperation and the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus as well as the Convention’s programme of work for 2016-2018. The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in Helsinki in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. Almost all countries sharing transboundary waters in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) are Parties to the Convention. The meeting marks the transition of the Convention to a global legal framework for transboundary water cooperation and is expected to bring together nearly 300 representatives of more than 70 countries from all over the world, and from many non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.
dates: 17-19 November 2015
location: Budapest, Hungary
contact: Francesca Bernardini, Secretary of the Water Convention, and Sonja Koeppel
phone: +41 22 917 11 93
fax: +41 22 917 01 07