10th Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)

26/04/2001

Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
10th Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel,
Gland, Switzerland, 27-29 June 2001

 10th Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel

DRAFT Agenda and Programme

Note: the numbers given in brackets below refer to those items referred to in the Revised STRP Work Plan 1999-2002 as approved by the 25th Meeting of the Standing Committee (October 2000).

Tuesday, 26 June 2001

08:30 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 18:00

Meetings of STRP Working Groups (see Annex)

Wednesday, 27 June 2001

09:00 – 12:30 Plenary session

Agenda item 1. Remarks by:

  • the Chair of the Standing Committee
  • the Chair of STRP
  • the Secretary General of the Convention

Agenda item 2. Adoption of the Agenda

Agenda item 3. Expected products from this meeting

Agenda item 4. Provisional agenda and programme for COP8 (Spain, 2002)

Agenda item 5. The Millenium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and the Ramsar Convention: briefing, MA draft Technical Design review and future input from the STRP.

Agenda item 6. Working Group 12. Climate Change and the Ramsar Convention (Refer to 12 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 7. Working Group 1: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) (Refer to 1 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 18:30 Plenary session

Agenda item 8. Working Group 10: Allocations and Management of Water for Maintaining Ecological Functions (Refer to 10 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 9. Working Group 2: World Commission on Dams (Refer to 2 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 10. Working Group 7: Peatlands (Refer to 7 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Reception, IUCN entrance hall, 18.00 – 19.30

Thursday, 28 June 2001

09:00 – 12:30 Plenary session

Agenda item 11. Working Group 9: Wetland Management (Refer to 9 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 12. Management planning case studies and San José Record (Refer to 9a in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 13. Working Group 6: Wetland Inventory (Refer to 6 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 14. Working Group 11: Ecological quality, assessment methodologies and early warning systems (Refer to 11 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 15. Montreux Record - status and operations (Refer to 22 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 Plenary session

Agenda item 16. Working Group 3: Impact Assessment (Refer to 3 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 17. Working group 4: Incentive Measures (Refer to 4 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 18. Working Group 8: Wetland Restoration (Refer to 8 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 19. Working Group 5: Invasive Species (Refer to 5 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Evening (19:30): Group dinner at a restaurant in Nyon

Friday, 29 June 2001

09:00 – 12:30 Plenary session

Agenda item 20. Application of the Ramsar site Criteria: Ramsar Sites Database and Data Gateway:

20.1 Review of the Ramsar Sites Database (Refer to 21 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)
20.2 Progress in developing the Ramsar Data Gateway (Refer to 21 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)
20.3 Short-term targets for designation of wetland types (Refer to 17 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 21. Application of the Ramsar site Criteria: guidelines for under-represented wetland types:

21.1 Guidelines for identification and listing of mangrove and coral reef wetland types (Refer to 13 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)
21.2 Guidelines for identification and listing of peatland wetland types (Refer to 13 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)
21.3 Guidelines for identification and listing of wet-grassland wetland types (Refer to 13 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 Plenary session

Agenda item 22. Interpretation of Articles 2.5 and 4.2 of the Convention and compensation of wetland habitats (Refer to 15 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 23 Progress on the Modus operandi of STRP:

23.1 Review and proposals for the future modus operandi of the STRP
23.2 Progress with nomination of National STRP Focal Points and involving them in the work of the STRP and in project monitoring for the Small Grants Fund (Refer to 19 in the STRP Tasks table)
23.3 Working in partnership with observer bodies/ organizations and other expert groups
23.4 Strengthening links with counterpart bodies of related Conventions
23.5 Assistance to the donor community (Refer to 20 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 24 Regional categorization (Refer to 18 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 25 Strategic Plan 2003-2008 (Refer to 14 in the STRP Revised Work Plan)

Agenda item 26. Summary review of progress and agreement on STRP tasks, targets and process for completion

Agenda item 27. Any other business

Agenda item 28. Close of meeting

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