Global Workshop on Source-to-sea Management

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14 - 16 Dec 2022 10:00 - 15:30
Geneva, Switzerland

While freshwater and marine specialists have largely worked in silos, nature has always worked as one: the land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems are closely interlinked and interdependent. The source-to-sea approach aims at bridging existing gaps by connecting the ecosystems’ management and tackling maritime pollution at the source, upstream. Managing land, freshwater, coastal and marine resources holistically – from source to sea – is critical to protect our oceans, and manage our freshwater as well as land resources sustainably.

This workshop will gather experts and policymakers from the freshwater and ocean communities, as well as from transboundary basin organizations and marine organizations, with the aim to strengthen cooperation and to share good practices in policy-making and implementation of effective source-to-sea management.

For additional information about the workshop, refer to the information note.  For information on how to get to the venue and other conference details please refer to the practical note.


Event Themes

Fundamentals of the source-to-sea approach
Governance: Institutions, legal and regulatory frameworks supporting source-to-sea management
Cross-sectoral and transboundary cooperation: How to break down silos?
Tackling marine pollution at the source
Financing of the source-to-sea approach
Practical steps forward for source-to-sea policy and governance
Where do we go from here? Take-aways and future action

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