R. Klingbeil, 2014. UN ESCWA Regional Advisory Services in the Field of Environment and Water

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R. Klingbeil, 2014. UN ESCWA Regional Advisory Services in the Field of Environment and Water

  1. 1. UN ESCWA Regional Advisory Services in the Field of Environment and Water Beirut, Lebanon June 2014 Ralf Klingbeil Regional Advisor Environment & Water
  2. 2. Outline • UN ESCWA • Regional Advisory services • Links to – Sustainable Development Policies and – Technical Cooperation • Modalities • Examples of Regional Advisory services • Contacts www.escwa.un.org 231 May 2014
  3. 3. ECE 1947 ESCWA 1973 ESCAP 1947 ECA 1958 ECLAC 1948 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 3 UN ESCWA and the Regional Dimension in the UN
  4. 4. 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 4 UN ESCWA • 1973 founded as ECWA – Economic Commission for Western Asia • 1985 renamed as ESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia • Stages: – 1973-1982 Beirut, – 1982-1991 Baghdad, – 1991-1997 Amman, – since 1997 Beirut
  5. 5. 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 5 UN ESCWA
  6. 6. 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 6 Organizational Chart* * currently updated
  7. 7. 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 7 Sustainable Development Policies Division SDPD Social Development Division SDD Economic Development and Globalization Division EDGD Information Communication and Technology Division ICTD Statistics Division SD Emerging Conflicts and Related Issues ECRI ESCWA Centre for Women ECW Administrative Services Division ASD UNESCWA Energy Section EnS Food and Environmental Policies Section FEPS Water Resources Section WRS Organizational Structure
  8. 8. Sustainable Development Policies Division 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 8 Implementation Approach Intergovernmental Mechanisms ESCWA Committees & LAS Councils Informing Regional Processes for Global Negotiations and National Action Building Partnerships Conducting analytical studies and reviews Capacity building and knowledge sharing Food and Environment Policies Section Follow-up on Rio Processes Food Security SDGs Energy Section Climate Change Mitigation Access to Energy for All Energy Security and Networks Water Resources Section Shared Water Resources Climate Change Adaptation Water supply and sanitation Integrated Water Resources Management Climate Change Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  9. 9. Energy Section 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 9 Implementation Approach Intergovernmental Mechanisms ESCWA Committees & LAS Councils Informing Regional Processes for Global Negotiations and National Action Building Partnerships Conducting analytical studies and reviews Capacity building and knowledge sharing Climate Change Mitigation Support for Renewable energy development Upscale Energy Efficiency (XB and DA projects) Support MC in climate change negotiations (CDM/NAMA, ..) Access to Energy for All Appropriate green technologies Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas Water- Energy- Food Nexus Energy Security and Networks Energy Mix (Conventional / Non-conventional) Regional Interconnections (Electricity Grids / Natural Gas Networks) Assessing Energy Performance in Key Sectors Program Mandated by the ESCWA Committee on Energy Support provided to the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity
  10. 10. Food and Environmental Policies Section 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 10 Implementation Approach Intergovernmental Mechanisms ESCWA Committees & LAS Councils Informing Regional Processes for Global Negotiations and National Action Building Partnerships Conducting analytical studies and reviews Capacity building and knowledge sharing Follow-up on Rio Processes LAS/JCEDAR HLPF (Annual RIM) Capacity building on green policies, tools and help desks Food Security Sustainable Agriculture Production & Consumption Green Value Chain Livelihoods and Land use management Water-Energy-Food Nexus RCM/TWG-FS SDGs Support and follow - up with Member States Coordinate inter- divisional input and follow up to SDGs Support preparation of strategies, action plans and implementation tools Serve as the Technical Secretariat of the Joint Committee for Environment and Development of the Arab Region (JCEDAR) Support provided to the Council of Arab Ministers responsible for Environment (CAMRE)
  11. 11. Water Resources Section 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 11 Implementation Approach Intergovernmental Mechanisms ESCWA Committees & LAS Councils Informing Regional Processes for Global Negotiations and National Action Building Partnerships Conducting analytical studies and reviews Capacity building and knowledge sharing Shared Water Resources Legal Framework for Shared Waters in Arab Region Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia Shared Water Monitoring Pilot Projects ESCWA Cooperation, LAS, AMWC Climate Change Adaptation RICCAR (Assessment) ACCWaM (Adaptation) UNDA Projects (2) (Capacity Building) RCM/TWG-CC, UN & LAS Orgs, Working Groups, SIDA, GIZ, AMWC, CAMRE, Met Offices Water Supply and Sanitation MDG+ Initiative ACWUA (Board Member) SDGs / Post-2015 Agenda AMWC, ACWUA, WHO, CEDARE, RAED, AWC, Stats, UN-Water Integrated Water Resources Management Arab Strategies and Action Plans AWARENET Network Water-Energy- Food Nexus (RB/DA) Inter-Sectional Inter-Divisional Inter-Agency Program Mandated by ESCWA Committee on Water Resources Support provided to the Arab Ministerial Water Council
  12. 12. RA services as part of Technical Cooperation ESCWA RA services • Information and Communication Technology Policies • Social Policy • Gender Issues • Regional Advisor on National Accounts and Economic Statistics • ENVIRONMENT AND WATER • Peace building, Transition and Governance www.escwa.un.org 12  http://tcportal.escwa.org.lb/RegionalAdvisors.aspx 31 May 2014
  13. 13. Modalities and Fields of RA services • Modalities – Policy Advice, Technical Support and Advocacy • Assistance in strategic national sector planning • Reviewing of national / regional studies • Backstopping on national level assessments • Support in technical studies on national, regional or local level – Training & Capacity Building • Training courses on specific fields • Exchange programmes / study tours to other Member Countries • Fellowships – Regional Knowledge Networking Partnerships with Centers of Excellence – Field Projects Pilot projects with seed money • Implementation through – Regional Advisor Environment and Water – ESCWA / SDPD Staff Member – Specialised consultants 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 13
  14. 14. Bahrain: EWA • Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) • National Water Conservation and Water Demand Management, 2010 - 2012 – Refinement of joint activities – Review of ToR for consultancy on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) • Review national water demand management efforts – Review of water related bylaws • Water-related aspects for future building guidelines www.escwa.un.org 1431 May 2014
  15. 15. Bahrain: MMAUP • Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MMAUP) • National Approach to Reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) and Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), 2010 - 2011 – 1st Ad-hoc National Technical Consultation Group meeting on Managed Aquifer Recharge in Bahrain – Proposal for institutionalization of national dialogue process under the newly set up National Water Resources Council – Support to workshop “Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) and its Utilization in the Kingdom of Bahrain” – Presentation “Treated Sewage Effluent as a Resource for Urban Planning: Examples from ESCWA Region” – Co-funding of travel costs for external experts Rausch, 2008 www.escwa.un.org 1531 May 2014
  16. 16. Bahrain: MoW • Ministry of Works (MoW) • Feasibility Study and Pilot Site for Reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), 2011-2012 – Commenting on “Draft ToR for Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) and Groundwater Recharge (ASR)” – Contribution to MoW-led national meeting for review of “Tender Document Consultancy Services for the Reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)” Rausch, 2008 www.escwa.un.org 1631 May 2014
  17. 17. Kuwait: KISR • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) • Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) – Contribution to KISR workshop on ASR, Apr 2013, – Presentation “Managed Aquifer Recharge - MAR and Aquifer Storage Recovery - ASR with Examples from the Region”, – Review of past and on-going national activities on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and ASR, – Assistance during implementation of ASR pilot project, 2013-2016, – Preparation for Joint Regional Workshop on ASR. Mukhopadhyay & Fadlelmawla, 2010 www.escwa.un.org 1731 May 2014
  18. 18. Kuwait: KISR • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) • Assistance in the field of shared groundwater and aquifers – Support to KISR / ESCWA Workshop on Shared Groundwater Aquifers in GCC Countries, Apr 2014, – Presentation “Recent Developments at Global and Regional Level on Shared Groundwater Aquifers with a Focus on Arab Gulf Countries”, – Provision of technical inputs to develop a research proposal on shared groundwater aquifers between Kuwait and neighbouring countries, • Further activities envisaged – Assistance in review of research proposal, – Backstopping and advice through participation in advisory committee. UN ESCWA & BGR, 2013 www.escwa.un.org 1831 May 2014
  19. 19. Lebanon: MEW • Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) • Awareness Raising and Training Workshop on the Water Management Decision Support System (DSS) WEAP for Lebanese Institutions, 2009 – Cooperation with Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) and Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany www.escwa.un.org 1931 May 2014
  20. 20. Lebanon: MoE • Ministry of Environment (MoE) • MoE requested to assess options to host Eastern Mediterranean Oil Spill Restoration Trust Fund at ESCWA, 2009 - 2010 – Lebanon suffered severe environmental damage and disaster due to 2006 Israel-Lebanon war – UN GA resolution 63/211 established Eastern Mediterranean Oil Spill Restoration Trust Fund “to provide assistance and support to the States directly adversely affected in their integrated environmentally sound management, from clean-up to safe disposal of oily waste, of this environmental disaster” – ESCWA review of administrative rules: positive reply – UN SG reported to UN GA (A/64/259): ESCWA “has expressed its readiness to host the Eastern Mediterranean Oil Spill Restoration Trust Fund” www.escwa.un.org 2031 May 2014
  21. 21. Lebanon: UoTM • Union of Tyre Region Municipalities (UoTM) • Sustainable Tourism for South Lebanon, 2012 – Awareness Raising Workshop for Representatives from South Lebanon on Responsible Eco-Tourism in the Framework of Green Economy and Development, Tyre – Cooperation with Union of Tyre Region Municipalities (UoTM) and UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) 31 May 2014 www.escwa.un.org 21
  22. 22. Oman: MRMWR • Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) • Water Balance Study for the Sultanate of Oman, 2010 - 2011 – Initial project discussion and proposal for a consultancy approach with training component – Review of draft consultant ToR – Contribution to the review and assessment of submitted companies’ offers to the tender on “Consultancy Services for Water Balance Computation for the Sultanate of Oman” www.escwa.un.org 2231 May 2014
  23. 23. Oman: MRMWR • Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) • Regional Training Workshop on Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management, 2010 – Contribution and participation in workshop – Presentation “Remote Sensing in Environmental Hazard Mitigation” www.escwa.un.org 2331 May 2014
  24. 24. Oman: MRMWR • Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) • Training Course “Introduction to Modeling of Contaminant Transport in Groundwater”, May 2010 – One consultant from Bahrain – One week training course on modeling of contaminant transport in groundwater – 20 participants from the MRMWR www.escwa.un.org 2431 May 2014
  25. 25. Oman: MRMWR • Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) • Training Course “Mathematical Methods in ArcGIS Applications for Analysis and Display of Hydrogeological Data and Information”, 22-24 Sep 2013 • Objectives: – Enhanced knowledge and strengthened capacity of MRMWR to apply ArcGIS data analysis tools for regional water resources maps; – Enable MRMWR to address opportunities and constraints for sustainable management of water resources at local and regional level. • One consultant trainer from Armenia / Syria, • c. 10 participants from MRMWR www.escwa.un.org 2531 May 2014
  26. 26. Oman: PAEW • Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW) • National Training Course for Drinking Water Quality, 2009 – Two consultants from Jordan and Lebanon – One week training course on drinking water quality – 60 participants from different government institutions in Oman www.escwa.un.org 2631 May 2014
  27. 27. Oman: PAEW • Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW) • Assistance in Reviewing Appropriate Guideline Values for Boron in Drinking Water, 2010 - 2011 – Desk Study – Recommendation for changing national guideline – Presentation of results to PAEW and government institutions – Presentation at Regional Conference on Water Quality www.escwa.un.org 2731 May 2014
  28. 28. Oman: OWS • Oman Water Society (OWS) • Seminar “Water and Sustainable Tourism Industry”, Nizwa, 24-25 Sep 2013 • Presentation Klingbeil & Sabran: “Water and Sustainable Development in the Tourism Industry: Examples from the Region” www.escwa.un.org 2831 May 2014
  29. 29. Palestine: MEnA* Tunisia: MoEE • Ministry of Environmental Affairs (MEnA)*, Palestine Ministry of Equipment and Environment (MoEE), Tunisia • Senior Exchange Visit on Environmental Management to Tunisia, Apr 2013 – Areas • Environmental governance • Waste and hazardous waste management • Sustainable rural development and eco-tourism • Waste / wastewater treatment, sustainable energy production • Coastal zone management – Field Visits • Sustainable rural sanitation, Jougar, Zaghoan Governorate • Ecopark at the Technology Center “Technopole”, Borj Cedria • Sustainable tourism, Zaghouan – MoU on bilateral cooperation between both Ministries www.escwa.un.org 2931 May 2014 * today: Environmental Quality Authority (EQA)
  30. 30. Palestine: PWA • Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) • Contribution to Water Data and Information Management, 2010 - 2012 – Assistance in the Development of an Action Plan for an Integrated Management of Geo-spatial Water-related Information and Database • Coordination meeting for geo-spatial water-related information and data management • Recommendations for further PWA activities – Contribution to the development of a Palestinian Water Information Center (PWIC) • Recommendations for PWA-internal organization and coordination between PWA and other Palestinian institutions www.escwa.un.org 3031 May 2014
  31. 31. Saudi Arabia: MoEP • Ministry of Economy and Planning (MoEP) • Assistance in supervision of consultancy “Assessment and Strategic Management of the Water Sector”, 2009 - 2010 – Assistance in development of ToR – Review meetings with MoEP, consultant and other resource persons – 5 missions, 2-3 days each, over 8 months – Review and comments on consultant progress reports and draft final report UNEP/GRID, 2004 www.escwa.un.org 3131 May 2014
  32. 32. Saudi Arabia: MoEP • Ministry of Economy and Planning (MoEP) • Water and Environment Indicators for Sustainable Development in National Development Planning, Saudi Arabia, 2012 – Manual / Guidance Note for the Development and Application of Indicators for the Environmental Pillar of Sustainable Development in the Example Sectors Environment and Water MoEP, 2010 and UNEP et al., 2012 www.escwa.un.org 32 Adams, 2006 31 May 2014
  33. 33. Saudi Arabia: MoEP • Ministry of Economy and Planning (MoEP) • Policy Papers in Preparation of the Tenth Development Plan for Saudi Arabia, 2012 – 2013 – ESCWA Multidisciplinary Mission to MoEP – “The Future We Want Environmental Management in Saudi Arabia” – “The Future We Want Water and Sanitation in Saudi Arabia” www.escwa.un.org 33 Adams, 2006 31 May 2014
  34. 34. Sudan: MoIWR* • Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources (MoIWR)* • Assistance and backstopping for the National Water Harvesting Study, 2010 - 2012 – Workshop and on-the-job training of MoIWR Water Harvesting Unit in coop with ACSAD – Frequent backstopping on status of study and progress of work, 3 RA missions – Visit to the MRMWR, Oman for Knowledge Exchange on Water Harvesting and Groundwater Recharge www.escwa.un.org 3431 May 2014 * today: Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity (MoWRE)
  35. 35. Syrian Arab Republic: MoI* • Ministry of Irrigation (MoI)* • Assistance in the process of restructuring the ministry, 2011 - 2012 – Delegation visit from MoI to ESCWA – Exchange on mandate (custodian of water at national level) and required functions of ministry – Proposal for internal dialogue within ministry – Preparation of draft questionnaire for senior management to investigate different, alternative options for the ministry – Re-naming of MoI to MoWR www.escwa.un.org 3531 May 2014 * today: Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR)
  36. 36. Monitoring: Shared Water Resources • Lebanon: Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) started 2009 • Jordan: Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) 2009 - 2012 • Syrian Arab Republic: Ministry of Irrigation (MoI) started 2009 • Contribution to the upgrading of monitoring stations on shared water resources • Cooperation with German development cooperation through Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany www.escwa.un.org 3631 May 2014
  37. 37. Jordan River Basin Dialogue • Jordan River Basin Dialogue (JRBD) • Requested by Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) • Based on ESCWA - BGR Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia (2013) • UN ESCWA facilitated riparian dialogue, cooperating under 1997 UN Convention on Non-Navigational Uses of International Water Courses • Addressed themes: Hydrology and hydrogeology, historic development of water use and options for further cooperation between riparians • 1st meeting: Amman, 06-07 Apr 2014 www.escwa.un.org 3731 May 2014
  38. 38. League of Arab States: LAS • League of Arab States (LAS) • “Regional Training Workshop on Capacity Development for Climate Change Negotiations for the Arab Countries”, 22-24 Oct 2013, ESCWA TC / RSS, Amman, Jordan – Facilitation and financial support of training workshop and participation of representatives from Arab countries and resource persons – Participation of 16 experts from nine Arab countries – Contribution of two presentations on draft “Guide on Climate Change Negotiations for Representatives and Negotiators from Arab Countries” • Sadek & Nasr: Technical Background in Climate Change Negotiations • Klingbeil & Nasr: Draft Guidelines for Climate Change Negotiations – 10 recommendations from participants www.escwa.un.org 3831 May 2014
  39. 39. ESCWA / SDPD contacts – Director SDPD: • Ms. Roula Majdalani: majdalani@un.org – Regional Advisor Environment and Water: • Mr. Ralf Klingbeil: klingbeil@un.org – Chief, Energy Section - EnS: • Mr. Habib El Andaloussi: elandaloussi@un.org – Chief, Food and Environmental Policies Section - FEPS: • Ms. Reem Nejdawi: nejdawi@un.org – Chief: Water Resources Section - WRS • Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane: chouchanicherfane@un.org www.escwa.un.org 3931 May 2014
  40. 40. Requests for ESCWA Advisory Services Requests to be addressed  through ESCWA Focal Point for Technical Cooperation at National Level (often at Planning of Foreign Ministries)  to UN ESCWA Executive Secretary Ms. Rima Khalaf  cc Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD) Director SDPD - Ms. Roula Majdalani Strategic Planning and Monitoring Section (SPMS) Chief SPMS - Mr. Tarcisio Alvarez-Rivero www.escwa.un.org 4031 May 2014
  41. 41. UN ESCWA Regional Advisory Services in the Field of Environment and Water Beirut, Lebanon June 2014 Ralf Klingbeil Regional Advisor Environment & Water

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