International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations
The Forum will create a global platform for basin organizations - as well as other relevant actors such as international financial institutions, secretariats of multilateral environmental agreements and other UN Agencies - to work together towards stronger governance and management of transboundary freshwater bodies through the adequate integration of environmental considerations and responses to challenges faced by freshwater basins . The expected outcomes of the Forum include:
- The establishment of a regular platform for basin organizations to debate and work towards improving the governance and management of transboundary freshwater resources;
- Strengthened legal, policy , financial and institutional mechanisms to support basin organizations in meeting environmental challenges for both surface and groundwater resources;
- Priority actions to strengthen the ecosystems in transboundary basins applicable to both surface and groundwater resources identified by stakeholders; and
- Increased political and institutional support to international cooperative frameworks for the sustainable management of transboundary basins.