The Task Force on Water and Climate is responsible for activities related to adaptation to climate change, including flood and drought management. The Task Force works in close cooperation with the Task Force on Extreme Weather Events established under the Protocol on Water and Health.
In 2007-2009, the Task Force prepared a Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change which provides governments with strategic recommendations on how to implement adaptation in the water sector and throughout water-related policy sectors addressing in particular transboundary aspects. The Guidance was adopted at the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (Geneva, 10-12 November 2009). The Meeting of the Parties also decided to foster implementation of the Guidance through a programme of pilot projects and a platform for exchanging experience with adaptation in the transboundary context. It entrusted the Task Force to facilitate the pilot projects programme. The Task Force will also serve as a venue for the exchange of experience between the pilot projects and other similar initiatives.
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