Conference on regional water governance on November 1st

ISLAMABAD: A Conference on Regional Water Governance focusing water cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be held on November 1, here with the hope that talks and arising recommendations will foster peace building and sustainable water process between the two countries.

The conference will be organized by Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan and the aim is to debate increasing scarcity and strain surrounding water resources.

It intends to focus on three key themes: Sub National water cooperation; Governance of shrinking water resources; and trans-boundary water management.

The conference will take an innovative stance towards water governance focusing on both an integrated and cooperative approach. Multidisciplinary international experts as well as decision makers will debate the link between local partnerships and conflict resolution mechanism and trans-boundary cooperation. This will act as stepping stone for the “World Water Forum” to be held in France in 2012.

The conference will also lay down foundations of effective governance mechanism at the national and trans-boundary level and remind the water community of the necessity to balance human needs and ecological protection.

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