preparatory process on freshwater:
First meeting of possible members of the Issue Advisory Group (IAG)
at the International Conference on Freshwater in Bonn, Germany, 5 Dec 2001 (invitation).
were the stakeholder representatives who coordinated the multi-stakeholder
dialogues at the Bonn Conference, and representatives from women and youth.
First IAG meeting
, 29th February, in New York, during
PrepComm II for Earth Summit 2002 (list of
invitees / invitation).
Freshwater Issue Paper Version 2
produced by Stakeholder Forum, which was the basis of discussion at an IAG telephone
conference, held 15 March 2002 where we started prioritising joint action towards
collaborative action plans and the intergovernmental process.
Al Fry, WBCSD; Giselle Weybrecht, Youth Water Action Team; Jennifer Francis, Gender & Water Alliance;
Lucien Royer, ICFTU; Marcella de Souza, Watershed Organisation Trust; Nick King, International Water Association;
Nora Ourabah, IFAP; Stephen Lintner, World Bank; Stephen Turner, WaterAid; Victoria Elias, ECO-Accord.
Plus Jasmin Enayati, Minu Hemmati, and Robert Whitfield, Stakeholder Forum.
These discussions and individual
comments from IAG members helped us to formulate draft action plans which
were the basis of discussion at an IAG dinner meeting during PrepComm III in New York on 26th March.
meeting in New York, 26 March 2002.
Agenda: discuss draft action plans; start identifying IC participants; discuss the Freshwater IAG's input to
Swiss Conference on Sustainable Water
Management (25/26 April). The idea is to have a diversity of stakeholder views represented at the conference, and to hold an IAG
meeting. The conference organisers (Swiss Govt & Swiss re) also aim to bring
ideas on Public-Private-Partnerships, which the conference aims to develop, into the IC process.
meeting, Rueschlikon, 26 April 2002 - Notes
form the meeting.
IAG meeting was held during PrepComm IV in Bali, as well as a number of
bilateral and small group meetings.
issue paper (PDF) was available in
May 2002, based on recent
international agreements (see resources)
and previous discussions with the Issue Advisory Group
were then focusing on consultations with interested parties on each individual action plan.
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