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The Regional Workshop on the International Water Law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses (UNWC) was organized by WWF and the IHP-HELP Center for Water Law, Policy and Science (under Auspices of UNESCO), University of Dundee, in partnership with the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) of the Royal Government of Cambodia. The regional workshop was organized in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from May 10-11, 2012 to offer an opportunity for regional dialogue and collaborative learning on the Convention and its potential role in supporting cooperative and sustainable water management across the GMS. The Workshop sought to support realization of the overall objectives of the Mekong Project, namely: 

  1. To raise awareness of relevant government officials, and regional and national opinion-makers involved in transboundary river basin management and governance; 
  2. To provide an opportunity to get better understanding of the usefulness and relevance of the UNWC and other international water instruments; and 
  3. To identify and support interested governments through the ratification process.
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