On 16-17 October, 2017, the Global Workshop on Water Allocation took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, attended by S. Akhmetov, Director of IWAC.
The Global Workshop on Water Allocation was organized at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 16 and 17 October 2017. This was followed by the fifth meeting of the Task Force on Water-Food Energy-Ecosystem (18 October 2017).
The main objective of the workshop was to support efforts to develop sustainable and equitable transboundary water allocation mechanisms that provide a balance between reliability and flexibility. To this end, the workshop was aimed at enhancing understanding and knowledge of criteria, mechanisms, tools and best practices in the area of water resources allocation in transboundary basins and aquifers. The program highlighted water distribution opportunities, but also constraints that emphasize the need to complement it with other approaches, such as sharing benefits from water resources, improving water use efficiency, and managing needs to meet multiple water needs.
The workshop was organized under the Water Convention in cooperation with the Geneva Water Hub, the Global Environment Facility’s International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN) project, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The workshop was financially supported by IW:LEARN and the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany.