Program at a Glance
Background Documents
UNEP and Water Law


  • Conference
  • Visitor Info
  • Venue
  • Accommodation
  • Side Events
  • Partners

Theme 1: Ecosystem Resilience and Water Security

Theme 2: The Role of Basin Organizations in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Theme 3: Environmental Laws and Regulations

Theme 4: Institutional Challenges

Towards Sustainable Freshwater Governance

The primary objective of the First International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations is to strengthen basin organizations as key building blocks for environmental governance. Basin Organizations are crucial in supporting the implementation of internationally agreed
environmental goals and objectives embedded in many Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) as well as in national and basin-wide water management schemes. 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 forum will bring together the key stakeholders in the management of freshwater basins from
all around the globe, such as heads of basin organizations and heads of national delegations
to basin organizations, UN Agencies and other relevant international organizations, financial
institutions, MEA Secretariats, civil society and academia.