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River Basin Commissions and other Joint Bodies: Technical Aspects (The Second Workshop), 9 Apr 2014

The Second Workshop sets out to achieve the following objectives:

  • Present and discuss the experience of joint bodies in specific technical topics in transboundary water cooperation worldwide, to enable identification of challenges and good practices and mutual learning;
  • Demonstrate the value of joint action in addressing common problems, and benefits of transboundary cooperation;
  • Discuss how the work on joint bodies could be continued under the Convention in the new work plan (2016-2018), and identify gaps and needs to that end;
  • Increase awareness on how the global legal frameworks, in particular the Water Convention and the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention, their compatibility and mutual complementarity, as well as the 2008 ILC Draft articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers, relate to joint bodies and can support them.
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Second Workshop UNECE: River Basin Commissions and other Joint Bodies: Technical Aspects

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Apr 09, 2014 01:40 AM to
Apr 10, 2014 01:40 AM

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Second Workshop: River Basin Commissions and other Joint Bodies: Technical Aspects was held 9-10 April 2014 and focused on specific areas and technical aspects of cooperation in the framework of joint bodies, such as preservation and restoration of ecosystems, water infrastructure, etc. Topics for the Second Workshop were developed taking into account the recommendations of participants made during the First Workshop.

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The first tender of 2014

Dear colleagues!

The Project Implementation Unit is delighted to present the first tender of 2014:

During preparation of your application please use the Application form and Recommendations for tenderers

 

Уважаемые коллеги!

Группа реализации проекта рада представить первый тендер 2014-го года:

При оформлении ваших заявок рекомендуется использовать Форму заявки и Рекомендации

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Tender RFQ_GPSO_2014_066 (IWC-78317) “Shoreline and ice cleanup campaigns for Lake Baikal and Selenga River”, application period: 05 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014

PDF document icon RFQ_GPSO_2014_066 - Shoreline cleanup - (04 Apr 2014_upd).pdf — PDF document, 212 kB (218081 bytes)

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Application form

Use this form to prepare your application

Microsoft Word Document icon Application form for Tenders (Форма заявки для тендеров).doc — Microsoft Word Document, 76 kB (78336 bytes)

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Strategic Action Programme Meeting

A meeting within the framework of the Project output (Strategic Action Programme) was organized in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) on 24 March.

Work under this Outcome will generate a Strategic Action Programme for shared actions by the Russian Federation and Mongolia. This SAP for Baikal Basin will emphasize mainstreaming biodiversity management objectives into economic sector policies and practices and facilitate the maintenance of essential aquatic ecosystem functions that sustain human welfare. This SAP will provide a holistic review and strategy development for the transboundary basin-wide ecosystem.

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World Water Day in Russia

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Mar 24, 2014 03:50 AM to
Dec 19, 2014 03:50 AM

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On 24th of March, a round table, devoted to World Water Day, was held in Buryatia with the support of the Project. This event was organized by Rosprirodnadzor and The Ministry of Natural Resources of Buryatia. Representatives of federal and local environmental organizations, public prosecution office, local administration, scientific and public organizations took part in the round table. Many current issues were discussed, such as lake Baikal preservation in new social and economic conditions and sustainable use of its water resources. The participants noted an importance of taking of well-timed decisions for reduction and prevention of anthropogenic load on natural objects of lake Baikal.

Source: http://prnadzor.e-baikal.ru/news?record_id=1022

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Round table in Russian State Library: “World Water Day 2014: Water and energetics”

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Mar 20, 2014 06:25 AM to
Jan 09, 2015 06:25 AM

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Moscow, Russia

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On 20th of March, a meeting with students and readers of Russian State Library was held with support of Informational UN Centre. The meeting was devoted to International Water Day.

Alexander Shekhovtsov, National Technical Director of UNDP/GEF Project, opened a discussion of experts. He told, that, UNDP/GEF project started in 2011 to study these areas. Rivers and streams that flow into lake Baikal, located in Irkutsk region, Buryatia, and they are quite dirty. Another problem - the Selenga River, the largest tributary of Lake Baikal, which originates in Mongolia. It is planned to build several power plants that may affect the lake. Currently The Project is working together with scientists from Russia, Mongolia and UN staff to monitor the status of Lake Baikal.

The film “Baikal without boundaries” was demonstrated to the readers and guests.

Source (text and photo):  http://www.rsl.ru/ru/s7/s409/2014/voda

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GEF IW:LEARN Information and Communications Technology Workshop 17-20 Mar 2014

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Mar 17, 2014 06:35 AM to
Jan 09, 2015 06:35 AM

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Manila, Philippines

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GEF IW:LEARN Information and Communications Technology Workshop in Spatial Data Management for Asia and the Pacific was held on 17-20 March 2014 (Manila, Philippines).

Participants were given an in-depth understanding on the role of spatial data management in water ecosystem management and disaster risk mitigation and management using the success stories from World Bank’s Geonode implementation in the Latin America and Caribbean region and experiences of projects from other regions.

The workshop transferred skills on the use of GeoNode and related open source platform to the participants to enable their respective project.

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In Full HD (English): Documentary "Baikal without boundaries"

The geographical scope of the movie is the whole Baikal Lake basin that extends to two countries, Russia and Mongolia, and encompasses waste territories with rivers bringing waters to the lake. The Baikal Lake Basin is home to several architectural and natural landmarks, as well as rare scientific artifacts. The main message of the documentary is to make the global community aware of the problems that the Baikal Lake Basin is facing and the need to preserve it as a unique natural, ecological and social and cultural phenomenon (Full HD, 39 min).
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Presentation of documentary “Baikal without boundaries” in Mongolia

21 February 2014 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Feb 21, 2014 03:45 PM to
Jan 09, 2015 03:45 PM

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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The Documentary "Baikal without boundaries" was presented to the project stakeholders in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Ion chromatograph DIONEX was installed in Central Laboratory of Environment and Metrology

20 February 2014 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Feb 20, 2014 03:45 PM to
Jan 09, 2015 03:45 PM

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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To provide a successful implementation of intercalibration procedures in the framework of RFQ_EMO_2013-038 «Intercalibration of analytical procedures for analytes, included into harmonized program of hydrochemical monitoring for Selenga river basin (Mongolia)» and in accordance with a decision of the Project Steering Committee, new ion chromatograph was procured and installed in Central Laboratory of Environment and Metrology (CLEM), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This new modern equipment allows to determine low concentration of some anions (and optionally, cations) in water samples, so now CLEM has enhanced its analytical capabilities in order to make a cooperative actions together with Mongolian and Russian analytical institutions.

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VA/2014/B5002/4760

SAP Development Expert Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP Development Expert.

VA is published on UNOPS official web site:

https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4760

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VA/2014/B5002/4755

SAP SAG member - Natural Scientists and Biodiversity Expert-Russia Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP SAG member - Natural Scientists and Biodiversity Expert-Russia.

VA is published on UNOPS official web site:

https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4755

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VA/2014/B5002/4757

SAP SAG member - Social and Political Expert-Russia Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP SAG member - Social and Political Expert-Russia.

VA is published on UNOPS official web site:

https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4757


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VA/2014/B5002/4758

SAP SAG member - Legal and Economic Expert-Russia Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP SAG member - Legal and Economic Expert-Russia.

VA is published on UNOPS official web site:

https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4758

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VA/2014/B5002/4742

SAP SAG member - Natural Scientists and Biodiversity Expert-Mongolia Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP SAG member - Natural Scientists and Biodiversity Expert-Mongolia.

VA is published on UNOPS official web site:

https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4742


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VA/2014/B5002/4756

SAP SAG member - Social and Political Expert-Mongolia Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP SAG member - Social and Political Expert-Mongolia

VA is published on UNOPS official web site:
https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4756

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VA/2014/B5002/4759

SAP SAG member - Legal and Economic Expert-Mongolia Application period 13-Feb-2014 to 20-Feb-2014

Project is looking for SAP SAG member - Legal and Economic Expert-Mongolia
VA is published on UNOPS official web site:
https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4759

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UNEP/IW:LEARN ICT Workshop on Spatial Data Management

08 February 2014 Manila, Philippines

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Feb 08, 2014 06:55 AM to
Jan 09, 2015 06:55 AM

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Manila, Philippines

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UNEP/IW:LEARN ICT Workshop on Spatial Data Management was attended by Project Manager, Sergey Kudelya to improve interaction between IWLEARN Geonode system and Baikal Informational Center Webportal.

Co-organized by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, the workshop aimed to help projects and their partners communicate spatial data using maps by providing an in-depth understanding and transferring and enhancing the skills needed for spatial data management using best practices and standards. The workshop evolved mainly on the use of GeoNode platform, which is an open source, online collaborative platform that enables the managing, sharing and increased use of geospatial data, and which can aid decision-making processes for the management of marine and freshwater ecosystems and resources.

http://geonode.org/

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