- PROJECT STATUS :
Co-Organisers: UN Environment (and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ)
Co-Convener: Hosted by WMO
The aim of the Inception Workshop which will kindly be hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), together with UN Environment is to provide input to the collective future workplan development and defining roles and engagement in the World Water Quality Assessment process. Dr Tamara Avellán, who heads the Water Resources Management, unit will take part in the Geneva workshop.
The first phase of the World Water Quality Assessment will be carried out over at least a three-year period. An evaluation after the second year (end of first half in 2020) will review the first phase and decide about the possible additions or adjustments of the second phase or its components. It is expected to set up a long-term continued and dynamic participatory platform of water quality assessment, services, and stakeholder dialogue.
Consequently, a next generation World Water Quality Assessment will go beyond and be a participatory process encouraging the full engagement of the scientific community and water stakeholders at large. The general goals of the World Water Quality Assessment are to:
Towards a Worldwide Assessment of Freshwater Quality A UN-Water Analytical Brief
World Water Quality Assessment Website