International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Subactivity: B1.3 Europe Learning

Exchange among IW projects across Eastern Europe, Central Europe and Central Asia

EA/PAL: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Environmental and Human Settlements Division, Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation



The Eurasian exchange (B1.3) focused on supporting a subset of nationally-driven “Capacity for Water Collaboration” training workshops over the 2004-2006 period. The series was developed through the leadership of the UNECE [Helsinki] Transboundary Waters Convention Secretariat and regional NGOs. As an IW:LEARN-supported sub-activity, the workshops were led primarily by the Helsinki Convention Secretariat, with management support sub-contracted to Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, an NGO which specializes in transboundary water management issues in the region, has organized related activities for GEF partners, and currently executes the GEF IW-supported Lake Peipsi project.

IW:LEARN was specifically involved in organizing the CWC training on public participation and information management, with its progress and outputs tracked below.


Year Goals/Outputs Status/Notes
1 At least 1 regional exchange launched (Europe) Completed - St. Petersburg (2005)
4 Learning products on IW-IMS Completed, see below


Participants’ lists 
Proceedings and Background Papers
Workshop Conclusions 
Workshop Evaluation