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July 2014 Water Finance Update[viewed]

Among major developments the World Bank outlined their increased infrastructure investment, including in WASH services, and the AfDB launched the Kigali Action Plan (KAP) to mobilize finance to achieve the WASH-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), targeting countries in Africa that are not on track to achieve the targets by 2015.

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Civil Society Reacts to Proposed SDGs[viewed]

In reaction to the final outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which it proposed SDGs at the conclusion of the 13th session (OWG 13), a number of Major Groups and civil society organizations have released papers and press releases commenting on the proposal. The majority of reactions suggest the outcome is a significant step forward, while also highlighting specific concerns. Many groups expressed appreciation for the OWG's inclusiveness, noting that full and meaningful participation of civil society is being recognized as an essential aspect of the new global agenda.

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Event: International Conference on Ecohydrology[viewed]

The International Conference on Ecohydrology aims to synthesize information and knowledge gaps to address issues related to aquatic ecosystems; and to assess how ecohydrology and ecotechnology could provide low cost environmentally sound technology for sustainable water management, especially in the Asia Pacific region.

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Event: 5th Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins[viewed]

The 5th Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins under the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will take place from 14-15 October 2014.

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Event: 10th Meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Protocol on Water and Health[viewed]

The 10th meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Protocol on Water and Health to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will take place from 24-25 November 2014.

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Event: 7th Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health[viewed]

The Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health under the Protocol on Water and Health to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will take place from 26-27 November 2014.

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Event: 13th Meeting of the Bureau of the Protocol on Water and Health[viewed]

The 13th meeting of the Bureau of the Protocol on Water and Health to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will take place on 28 November 2014.

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Americas[viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Americas region will take place from 27-31 October.

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Asia[viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Asia region will take place from 3-7 November.

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Africa[viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Africa region will take place from 17-21 November.

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