GEO Water Quality Summit in Geneva

Update on the GEO Water Quality Summit (May 1, 2015)

The Group on Earth Observations Coastal and Inland Water Quality Working Group organized the GEO Water Quality Summit at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland on April 20 to 22, 2015.
A total of 52 participants joined the summit, coming from 18 different countries and organizations such as WMO, WHO, UNEP and JRC among others. The private sector was also represented.
This summit defined specific requirements of the water quality observing system components and developed a plan to establish a harmonized multi-scale global water quality monitoring service. The service will provide a baseline set of consistent products for multiple users and a framework for the development of further products, indicators and knowledge. It has been decided to build a GEO water quality community of practice in order to implement the defined strategy, in synergies with other GEO initiatives (e.g., Blue Planet, GEOBON or GEO Health).
Below is the agenda with the presentations attached.

Agenda

Monday, April 20, 2015

Welcome and context by GEO Sec. - Barbara Ryan & Dominique D. Bérod, GEO
Introduction to Service Requirements. Charge to breakout groups - Paul DiGiacomo
Inland Waters group A & B breakout report and discussion
Coastal Water group C & D breakout report and discussion
Component Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GEO Programmatic activities, GEO-Water Quality Community of Practice, organization and governance - Steve Greb & Paul DiGiacomo
Final comments and concluding remarks

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