GCWP is jointlty coordinating the ratification of the UN 97 Transboundary Watercourses Convention in the Gambia. The documents are with the Minister of Environment for onward transmission to the Cabinet and the National Assembly for ratification. The ratification of this convention is long overdue. GCWP Steering Committee has decided that at its next sitting it will write to the Minister to express its concern on the delay of the ratification of the convention. In the same vein a similar letter of concern will be sent to the Minister on the delay in the ratification of the three bills developed from the National Water Sector Reform Project, namely the Gambia Water Bill, National Water Resources Management Authority Bill and Gambia Meteorological Authority Bills respectively. These bills are to provide the enabling environment and facilitate the establishment of the institutions for the effective implementation of the Gambia’s IWRM Roadmap.