REC facilitates transboundary water management

November 28, 2012
GLOBAL INSTRUMENT: The new Rome agreement strengthens the existing transboundary water convention. Photo: REC archive

REC experience and services are instrumental for supporting effective transboundary water cooperation, especially at regional and local levels. This was demonstrated at the Sixth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). The meeting took place on November 28-30, 2012, in the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, at the invitation of the Government of Italy.

Italy's Minister for the Environment, Land and Sea, Corrado Clini, who is currently chair of the REC Board of Directors and president of the REC General Assembly, addressed the meeting and announced that the Italian Government will support the further strengthening of the Water Convention as a global instrument. Clini stressed that transboundary water management is one of the key instruments for sustainable development at national level.

REC Deputy Executive Director Radoje Lausevic welcomed the fact that the meeting was organised in the framework of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Water Convention, and that it represents a milestone in transboundary water protection

All documents from the meeting are available  here.