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Committing to advance transboundary water cooperation…

Committing to advance transboundary water cooperation worldwide for sustainable development, climate action, stability and peace (UN 2023 Water Conference Side event)
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Transboundary waters account for 60 per cent of the world's freshwater flows. More than 3 billion people depend on them. Cooperation on shared resources is therefore essential to promote sustainable economic development, human and environmental health, biodiversity, climate action and resilience, disaster risk reduction, and peace. Unfortunately, cooperation in most transboundary basins is not fit to deal with future challenges and progress is too slow.
The side event will highlight commitments made to the WAA by countries and stakeholders, including basin organizations, aiming to improve transboundary water cooperation. Highlighted commitments will address different dimensions: Legal and institutional, Data, information, knowledge and technical support, Capacity development and Funding and financing.