International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Practical information

22 Nov 2016

The workshop will start at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 6 December and end at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 September 2016. It will be held in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, in room XI. The workshop will be followed by the fourth meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus, which will be held on 8 December 2016 in Geneva. The working languages will be English, French, Russian and Spanish.  
Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the meeting using the financial support request form available on the meeting website. Requests for financial support should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat ( as soon as possible, but not later than Friday, 21 October 2016. No application will be accepted after this deadline.  
Participants requiring entry visas should inform the UNECE secretariat as soon as possible. Since Switzerland is part of the Schengen Zone, obtaining a visa might take up to 5 weeks. Participants needing a visa are therefore requested to submit their application as soon as possible and initiate visa procedures at least four weeks before the meeting. 
Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register by 22 November 2016 using the following link: In case of difficulties please contact the secretariat by e-mail ( On their way to the meeting, participants should obtain an identification badge at the Pass and Identification Unit of the United Nations Office at Geneva Security and Safety Section located at the Pregny Gate, 14 Avenue de la Paix (see map on the UNECE website). Please allow enough time for this.  
Practical information on the Palais des Nations, as well as on transport and accommodation in Geneva, is available online at: 
Further information and relevant material will be made available on the following website in due course:  
For information about the nexus assessment work under the Water Convention and the Task Force: