World Wide Fund for Nature
Convention of the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes; Dundee University; Global Water Partnership; Government of Finland; Green Cross International; International Union for Conservation of Nature; Stockholm International Water Institute; ; United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation
The seminar’s theme is water cooperation and the multi-level governance of internationally shared freshwaters.
The seminar aims to:
The seminar will lead to improved awareness and knowledge of the instruments, institutions, tools and guidelines that facilitate cooperation.
Photo Credit: WWF-US Deborah Gainer
Strengthening International Water Law as a Basis for Transboundary Water Cooperation
14:00 Welcome and Introduction. Dr. Anders Jägerskog, SIWI
14:05 Setting the Scene: Why Strengthen International law as a Basis for Cooperation? Dr. Owen McIntyre, University College Cork, Ireland
14:15 Do We Need a Home for the UNWC? Mr Alexander Verbeek, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
14:25 The UNECE Water Convention – Going Global. Ms. Heide Jekel, BMU, Germany
14:35 Evolving Norms under International Groundwater Law: The ILC Draft Articles and the UNECE Model Provisions. Prof. Joseph W. Dellapenna, Villanova University School of Law, USA
15:30 Coffee Break
From Theory to Reality: Impacts of Law and Policy on the Ground
16:00 Recap and Introduction. Ms. Marie-Laure Vercambre, Green Cross International
16:05 The Future Implementation of the UNWC. Dr. Flavia Rocha Loures, WWF
16:15 Experience from the UNECE Region: Institutional Cooperation, Guidelines and Other Tools. Prof. Seppo Rekolainen, Finnish Environment Institute
16:25 Managing Transboundary Aquifers in Latin America. Ms. Lilian del Castillo Laborde, University of Buenos Aires School of Law, Argentina
16:35 Linking Communities across Borders. Dr. Alejandro Iza, IUCN
16:45 Interactive Discussion
17:25 Concluding Remarks. Dr. Anders Jägerskog, SIWI
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