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Freshwater Governance Beyond Rio + 20: Meeting the Sustainability Challenge

The 1st International Environment Forum for basin organizations will create a platform for basin organizations from all around the globe to work together towards strengthening the governance and management of transboundary basins through the adequate consideration and integration of environmental aspects. The Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26 to 28 November 2014.

Basin organizations will have a unique opportunity to share experiences and best practices in meeting the environmental challenges they face and to discuss new approaches, build concrete partnerships and establish mechanisms for improving their capacities.

The Conference will bring together key stakeholders in the management of transboundary basins, such as heads of basin organizations and country heads of delegations to basin organizations, UN Agencies and other relevant international institutions, international financial institutions, MEA Secretariats, civil society and academia. The High Level segment will gather Ministers of Environment and Water Resources as well as high level civil servants especially involved in basin organizations’ ministerial commissions.