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Event International Workshop on Water Scarcity: Taking action in transboundary basins and reducing health impacts

The workshop aims to accelerate actions to address water scarcity and thereby reduce the related health, social, economic and environmental risks, by sharing practical solutions, in particular from the perspective of transboundary water cooperation and health impacts. It will review measures to prevent scarcity and mitigate its consequences taken in transboundary basins and at national level, identify good practices and lessons learned and formulate some conclusions for further activities. 

The workshop will bring together water practitioners, health professionals, representatives of water-using sectors and authorities responsible for addressing climate change impacts, at the national and transboundary levels, representatives of bilateral and multilateral donors, financing institutions and the private sector. The target audience includes representatives of governments, non-Governmental and intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, academia, the private sector and other experts.

The workshop will be organized under the leadership of the Governments of Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, with the support of the Water Convention secretariat and its Protocol on Water and Health, serviced by UNECE and WHO-Europe.  

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Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage Switzerland,
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Organizer Governments of Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland
Target audience International
Period [11/10/2017 - 12/10/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH