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IWC10 - 2024

2024 Uruguay
The Tenth GEF Biennial International Waters Conference will take place in Uruguay in 2024. The exact dates will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

The GEF and the GEF IW Focal Area

GEF Biennial IW Conferences

The GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC) is the signature event of the GEF IW Portfolio. The IWC objectives are to facilitate cross-sectoral and GEF IW Portfolio-wide learning and experience sharing. They strive to solicit advice from the existing GEF IW Portfolio on burning issues and to assist in building participant capacity in key management and technical areas. Participants sum up progress achieved and look to the future of programming within and beyond the GEF IW Focal Area. The nine previous conferences were held in Morocco, Sri Lanka, Barbados, Croatia, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, China, and Hungary.

IWC10 will convene about 300 participants, comprising GEF IW project managers, representatives of beneficiary countries, non-governmental organizations, transboundary management institutions, UN Agencies and the private sector.

For more information on the upcoming IWC, please visit