The Joint Meeting was held on the 24-25th of November 2009, in Bucharest, Romania with the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development hosting the event.
The objective of this 5th joint meeting was to discuss major advances made in the implementation of the EU Water Initiative and EAP Task Force work programmes, since the previous network meetings in Bucharest and Ashgabat; to adopt the work programme of the group for 2010 and possible future work in 2011, as well as to have more substantive discussions on a number of topics of common interest.
This meeting was held back to back with two other events, - a seminar on water and climate change (p.m. on 25 November) and a seminar on integrated nitrate pollution control (26 - 27 November jointly with the World Bank). The aim of these two seminars were to show the impact of climate change on the achievement of the EECCA objectives and to present an example on how different protection activities could contribute to integrated water resources management.
This Joint Meeting meeting has been organised by the Ministry of Environment of Romania together with the European Commission, the OECD/EAP Task Force, UNECE, WHO/EURO, GEF and the World Bank and UNECE.
Session 1: Progress in implementing the work programme
Session 2: Challenges of Decentralisation for Water Supply and Sanitation - What are they and how could they be addressed?
Session 3: Financing Water Resources Management in the EECCA Region - Key Challenges and teh Way Forward
Session 4: Towards the Achievement of the Water Related MDGs: Translating the Goals into National Targets
Session 5: Integrated Water Resources Management under the EUWI in the EECCA Region: International Cooperation and River Basin Management
Global Water Challenges and Opportunities: Inaction is Not an Option, Paul Reiter, IWA Executive Director (not available)
IWA and the Danube Region: Working in Partnership for Efficient & Sustainable Water Services, Paul Reiter, IWA Executive Director (not available)
Session 6: Presentatin of the Ongoing and Future Projects and Initiatives in the Region
Session 7: Future Work and Adoption of the 2010 Work Programme
EUWI-EECCA Work Programme Proposal 2010, Gheorghe Constantin (Russian)