Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change
The Guidance explains step-by-step how to develop jointly an adaptation strategy, with a special focus on the transboundary context. Based on the concept of integrated water resources management, it provides advice to decision makers and water managers on how to assess impacts of climate change on water quantity and quality, how to perform risk assessment, including health risk assessment, how to gauge vulnerability, and how to design and implement appropriate adaptation strategies jointly.
Symbol No. ECE/MP.WAT/30
ISBN No 978-92-1-116910-0
Languages: E;F (forthcoming);R (forthcoming)
Transboundary flood risk management: experiences from the UNECE region
Floods do not respect borders, neither national nor regional or institutional. This means flood risk management must be transboundary. The publication describes problems and progress made regarding transboundary flood management in 10 transboundary river basins in the UNECE region. It also presents a number of useful tools for managing transboundary flood risk, for joint flood forecasting, flood warning and exchange of data, joint flood risk management planning and implementation and useful legal and institutional arrangements for cooperation.
Symbol No. ECE/MP.WAT/31
ISBN No 978-92-1-117011-5
Languages: E; ;R (forthcoming)
River basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation
Countries are engaging in a growing number of multilateral and bilateral agreements to regulate the use and protection of transboundary waters. To ensure their effective implementation, governments establish joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation. This publication analyses the organization and activities of joint bodies in the UNECE region and globally, and presents recommendations and best practices for establishing new and improving existing joint bodies with a focus on EECCA countries.
Symbol No. ECE/MP.WAT/32
Sales No. E. 09.II.E.16 (for English), R 09.II.E.16 (for Russian)
ISBN: 978-92-1-117012-2 (for English), 978-92-1-416056-4 (for Russian)
ISSN: 1991-850X (for English), 1991-8496 (for Russian)
Language: E, R, F (forthcoming)
Our Waters: Joining Hands accross borders. First Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters in the UNECE region
The first Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters has been carried out under the auspices of the Water Convention, under the overall leadership of Finland. It is the first ever in-depth report produced on transboundary waters in the UNECE region and covers 140 transboundary rivers and 30 transboundary lakes in the European and Asian parts of the region, as well as 70 transboundary aquifers located in South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The assessment aims to inform, guide and stimulate further action by Parties and non-Parties to the Convention, river basin organizations (joint bodies), international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations to improve the status of transboundary waters. The assessment highlights the achievements of over 10 years' work under the Water Convention to prevent, control and reduce transboundary impact.
Symbol No. ECE/MP.WAT/25
Sales No. E.07.II.E.19
ISBN No. 978-92-1-116972-0
Language: E, R