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4th Meeting, Global Workshop on Droughts in Transboundary…

4th Meeting, Global Workshop on Droughts in Transboundary Basins

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The global workshop will bring together water, agriculture, climate and environment communities as well as drought experts to jointly discuss best practices and lessons learned in addressing droughts in transboundary basins.   
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15:00 – 17:45  Launch of the Summary version of the Handbook on Water Allocation in a Transboundary Context continued
  • Mr. Shephard Shereni, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Zimbabwe
Session 4: Solutions for drought management in transboundary basins
  • Moderator: Mr. Daniel Tsegai, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- Southern African Drought Resilience Initiative and its tools for addressing droughts at various levels 
  • Mr. Anders Jagerskog, World Bank
- Land-use management and nature-based solutions to improve capture and storage of waterin the soil and wastewater treatment and irrigation techniques
  • Ms. Birgit Vogel, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
  • Mr. Botir Ismoilov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uzbekistan
  • Mr. Mohammad AL Dwairi, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan
  • Questions and answers
Panel discussion
  • Mr. Nassour Saleh Terda, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Chad
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Alurralde, Vice Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Mr. Chris Magero, International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Ms. Lucia De Strasser, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Discussion with the audience
17:45 – 18:00 Summary & Closure - Conclusions and take away messages to be brought into upcoming international processes and events
  • Mr. Jos Timmerman, Senior Expert Water and Climate, the Netherlands
  • Mr. Niels Vlaanderen, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands
  • Ms. Sibylle Vermont, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
  • Ms. Sonja Koeppel, Secretary of the Water Convention, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
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