UN Watercourses Convention – a global treaty to handle water disputes and protect the water resource?
In 1997, more than 100 nations gathered to adopt the UN Watercourses Convention – a flexible and overarching global legal framework that establishes basic standards and rules for cooperation between watercourse states on the use, management, and protection of international watercourses. On 17 August the convention finally entered into force after Viet Nam became the 35th to sign it.
What impact will this have on international waters? How can we ensure efficient implementation and what role can Sweden take in promoting the convention?
Venue name: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Venue address: Linnégatan 87A, 100 55, Stockholm
Moderator: Anna Forslund, Programme Manager, SIWI
14.00 Introduction to the global water situation
Jens Berggren, Director Stockholm Water Prize, SIWI
14.20 UN Watercourses Convention as a tool for sustainable water resource management
Lesha Witmer, Special Advisor, International Water Law, WWF International
14.50 Experiences from the field – what difference can the convention make?
Danka Thalmeinerova, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, Global Water Partnership
15.10 Panel Discussion
Lesha Witmer, WWF International
Danka Thalmeinerova, Global Water Partnership
Jens Berggren, SIWI
Ana Gren, SIDA
15.40 Questions from the audience
16.00 Close of seminar
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)