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Integrated river basin management with focus on the Tigris – Euphrates River Basin and Hawizeh Marsh – the 1st Ramsar site for Iraq and its challenges

Date: Monday, 8 June 2015

Start Time: 18:15
End Time: 19:45

Description:

(4647) Integrated river basin management with focus on the Tigris – Euphrates River Basin and Hawizeh Marsh – the first Ramsar site for Iraq and its challenges

This side event will follow on from a similar event held during COP11 (2012), which brought together representatives from riparian countries and relevant organizations in the region to engage in dialogue, so as to improve communication and understanding of the views of the respective parties. The proposed side event during COP12 will be similar in nature, consisting of presentations from each riparian country as well as from organizations and projects that are working to promote the integrated management of river basins. Additionally, the side event will touch on issues that relate to a number of the Draft Resolutions that will be discussed at COP12, including Enhancing the languages of the Convention and its visibility and stature, and increasing synergies with other multilateral environmental agreements and other international institutions (DR XII.3), The status of Sites in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance (DR XII.6) and a Call to action to ensure and protect the water requirements of wetlands for the present and the future (DR XII.12).

Lead organization: Centre for Restoration of Iraqi Marshlands, Ministry of Water Resources, Republic of Iraq
Language: English
Room: Punta del Este B
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Location/Room: Punta del Este B ,