Agenda of the meeting Clarification of regions Role in selection of topics/sessions Linkage with the existing initiatives Selection of regional coordinators Expectations Budget
Some discussion points Regions should make an effort to include small island states in each sub-regional process, as part of their overall umbrella process. Regions may involve themeselves in the call for participation in sessions. The coordinators may wish to know if a minimum number will be guaranteed for each region (PC Should discuss this) The coordinators should use the regional reports from the 3rd and 4th Forum as a springboard in preparing the 5th Forum.
Some discussion points (Cont’d) Coordination between thematic and regional coordinates should much closer than in the past. Part of January’s meeting should address this linkage. The Regional Cordinators have a responsibility to involve new stakehlders in the Forum through their planned activities. Links must be established with existing initiatives A specific meeting will be organised to coordinate efforts in the in the overlapping regions of –Turkey and its surrounding area –MENA –Mediterranean
Forum Regional Preparation Process Africa AMCOW + AfDB Asia-Pasific JWF America A – Latin America B – North America ANA, IADB, CONAGUA, ANEAS USACE Europe EWP Special Regions –Sub-Regions in/around Turkiye –Mediterranean –MENA DSI / Turkey Near East University; GWP-MED; IME AWC (Arab Water Council)
National Meetings inside Türkiye ErzurumSnow hydrology – water security27-28 Mart 2008 Adana + MersinIrrigation and drainage – food security10-11 Nisan 2008 AfyonkarahisarThermal waters - health24-25 Nisan 2008 AnkaraWater management / Drought – water security15-16 Mayıs 2008 AntalyaKarst Hydrology – water security in karstic areas22-23 Mayıs 2008 Bursa Water use / Treatment / Re-use – health and water security Mayıs 2008 Diyarbakır + Gaziantep + Şanlıurfa Water and salinisation – food security12-13 Haziran 2008 EdirneFlood – risk management19-20 Haziran 2008 İzmir Basin pollution / Historical Water Structure – protecting respouırces Haziran 2008 KayseriWetlands- protecting respurces10-11 Temmuz 2008 SamsunWater / Flood / Disasters –risk management24-25 Temmuz 2008 TrabzonProtection of river basements – mitigating risk07-08 Ağustos 2008 VanLake hydrology- protecting lake resources21-22 Ağustos 2008 KonyaGroundwater / Drought – protecting respources11-12 Eylül 2008 Artvin Water and Energy – energy for water – water for energy Eylül 2008