Published by the NGOs, working on water in Central, Eastern, Southern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region. Output of the project: Raising awareness about the UNECE Water Convention and its Protocol on Water and Health and strengthening the role of the civil society organizations in their promotion and implementation.
In the September 2012 issue of the “NewsWaterfall” Newsletter
UNECE Water Convention turns 20 as it prepares to face global challenges
The Government of Finland hosted a meeting on 3 and 4 September 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the UNECE Water Convention. At the meeting participants debated the achievements together with the future perspectives for the Convention, its forthcoming globalization with the upcoming entry into force of an amendment allowing accession by United Nations Members outside the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The Convention was able to adapt its work to respond to new challenges and ensured continuity of efforts, which is needed for long-term transboundary water cooperation. Read more...
Civil society networks from Central Asian countries agree on cooperation in the frameworks of the UNECE Water Convention
35 representatives of civil society organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Switzerland and Germany met in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the Central Asian Water meeting on 12th September 2012. The participants decided to create the network of Central Asian NGOs on “Climate, Water, Energy, Health”. Read more...
The Central Asian NGOs took active part in the second meeting of the EU-Central Asia Working Group on Climate Change and Strategic Planning of use of natural resources.
NGOs from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took an active part in the second meeting of the EU-Central Asia Working Group on Climate Change and Strategic Planning of use of natural resources, held in Almaty, 13-14 September 2012. NGOs’ proposals to strengthen cooperation in the framework of regional cooperation between Central Asian NGOs, the Public Council under the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development in Central Asia and Central Asian NGOs Network “Climate. Energy. Water and Health” were included into the outcome document of the WG meeting. Read more...
France and UN ECE continue to support the activities on equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
On 27-28 September 2012 the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the first meeting of the expert group on monitoring progress in achieving equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region under the Protocol on Water and Health. It is a continuation of the initiative of France and UNECE – Protocol on water and health Secretariat to support the governments to reduce the disparities on equal access to water and sanitation in pan-European region. Read more...
Water Safety Plans for Georgia
On August 31st, Tbilisi, Georgia the Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia presented the results of the project “Water Safety Plans (WSP) with participation of schools” to the representatives of NGO’s and State Authorities, foundations, students with participation of and invited WECF experts. During this project 6 Water Safety Plans were implemented in 6 villages of Georgia by the NGO’s. Read more...
At Stockholm World Water Week 2012 Global Water Partnership launched 4 new publications. Read more...
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