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4 Dec 2020 DAKAR, Senegal
The second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) for transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB) convening on 1 and 2 December, outlined the main operational axis for the implementation of the vision of the programme.In this region, transboundary cooperation is based on the integrated development of surface and groundwater resources using 50 years of experience in the cooperative management of the sub-region’s major rivers...
29 Sep 2020 PARIS, France
Current environment crises such as wild forest fires in California and the Brazilian Pantanal, drought in the lower Mekong River, and floods in Senegal are all examples of disasters that are warnings about the dramatic consequences of climate change.Global funding to implement adaptation measures is insufficient...
30 Jun 2020 ACCRA, Ghana
Ghana has confirmed accession to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), becoming the third African country and 44th Party to join the Convention, managed by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Ghana also has become a Party to the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (Watercourses Convention)...
28 Apr 2020 TIRANA, Albania
Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Greece and Northern Macedonia have approved a Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for sustainable management of the shared Drin River Basin, an important source for fishing, electricity, agriculture, tourism and drinking water in the countries. The project sets out more than 100 agreed actions to enable sustainable water management in the basin, benefiting 1...
21 Nov 2019 BELGRADE, Serbia
This year's "World Toilet Day" (19 November) also saw a Meeting (the 5th Session of) of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. The Parties called for urgent action to be taken to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting the need to deliver access to basic sanitation services to the 31 million people in the pan-European region who lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation and more than 300,000 who still practice open defecation...
20 Nov 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
15 Additional Nations From Africa, The Middle-East, Asia, Latin America Show Interest In Joining UNECE Water Convention
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has announced that an additional 15 countries have expressed interest in joining the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (the UNECE Water Convention). Iraq, Ghana and Togo have announced that the process is well-advanced accession consideration is already at parliament level...
7 Nov 2019 YAOUNDE
Cameroon's Ministry of Energy and Water Resources began here on Tuesday a two-day information sharing workshop on the process initiated by the African country to become a party to the UN Water Convention. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), discussed practical steps in the country's accession process, according to Sonja Koeppel, secretary of the Water Convention.
4 Mar 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
In a first-of-its-kind meeting, representatives of the four countries sharing the Senegal-Mauitania aquifer met in in February in a transboundary collaboration to exchange the current state of knowledge on the complex system that supplies water to The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, and Senegal...
20 Sep 2018 GENEVA, Switzerland
Senegal has become the second country outside the pan-European region to sign the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). In doing so, Senegal aims to support the efforts undertaken by the country in the sustainable management of its water resources...
28 Feb 2018 Geneva
Chad has become the first country outside the pan-European region to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) serviced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
29 Jan 2018 ACCRA
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Water Convention on Thursday said climate change is posing as a threat to water sustainability. Mr Peter Kovacs, UNECE Chair said water would be the most important issue in the future; however, its sustainability would be affected by climate change, limited resources, flood forecasting among other factors.
20 May 2015 WARRENTON, VA, United States
OOSKAnews is pleased to introduce the full slate of panelists who will be participating in the fourth aquaNOW Audience, which will take place at Scotland's University of Strathclyde (Insight Institute, Collins Building, FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED) on Friday, May 22nd, from 1:30-3:00 PM UK time (8:30-10:00 AM EDT...