Nov 29, 2018 | 12:00 am

The Geneva Water Hub is associated with the celebrations of 40 years of transboundary governance of the Geneva aquifer « nappe du Genevois » (1978-2018) that are jointly organised by the Geneva and French authorities.

To secure the sustainable management of a vital resource, the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland) and the Prefecture of Haute-Savoie (France) signed an agreement in 1978 for the protection and joint exploitation of the Geneva aquifer (“nappe du Genevois”). It was then the very first transboundary deal of this kind at a global level.
In 2018, the French-Geneva agreement celebrates 40 years of successful cooperation.

In this frame, a Seminar on the various stakes related to the transboundary governance of a natural resource will take place Thursday November the 29th 2018 in Geneva.

This will be a unique opportunity to discover and to enhance the knowledge regarding this historical model of binational cooperation of groundwater management as well as to commemorate this first treaty on a transboundary aquifer.

About the Seminar: This event is a great opportunity to value and share the experience and expertise gained in the frame of the management of the aquifer, one of the most sophisticated governance model in this field that has already generated interest at a regional and global level. This will be done in a participative way by addressing the topics of the stakes related to governance, collaboration and technical issues, legal aspects and international law frameworks, and finally, the perspectives for a joint, equitable and sustainable management of water resources.

Target Audience: practitioners and specialists involved in water management (manager, civil servant, legal expert, etc.)

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