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Transboundary Cooperation and Science for Sustainable…

Transboundary Cooperation and Science for Sustainable Management of Amazon Waters (UN 2023 Water Conference Side Event)
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This side event will present significant advances in the area of regional cooperation on data, information and knowledge generation and sharing in the Amazon basin, detailing results and commitments of relevant partnerships.
The Amazon River Basin is the largest drainage basin on the planet, discharging about 20% of the liquid freshwater into the Atlantic Ocean and covering close to 45% of the land area of the South America. Cooperation at different levels, including transboundary cooperation, among various actors and across sectors is essential to ensure adequate water governance and management towards water security. A key form of transboundary cooperation entails a common and agreed vision and planning as well as different modalities of knowledge and data exchange and joint research on hydrological matters, both in the context of national agencies, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the National Water and Basin Sanitation Agency - ANA (Brazil), and through multilateral processes, in the framework of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization - ACTO and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (IHP).