Geneva, Switzerland, conference room V
The workshop was organized on 12 and 13 April 2011, back-to-back with the fourth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate (14 April 2011). It brought together countries and other stakeholders engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change, in particular in transboundary basins, with the aim to:
- Exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change;
- Analyse the specific challenges of adapting water management to climate change in the transboundary context, identify best practices, success factors and lessons learnt; considering the different steps of developing an adaptation strategy: from the assessment of impacts and vulnerability to the selection of measures;
- Exchange experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) as well as other similar initiatives;
- Support governments, organizations and joint bodies engaged in the process of preparing national or regional adaptation strategies;
- Promote and discuss the implementation of the UNECE Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change.
The workshop was the second one organized on this theme in the framework of the UNECE Water Convention, within its platform for exchanging experience on adaptation to climate change in the transboundary context. It built on the results of last year’s workshop and illustrated recent developments in this area.
The workshop was organized under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Germany, with the support of the UNECE secretariat. Funding for pilot projects and the platform for exchanging experience was also provided by the governments of Finland and Switzerland. The workshop was also supported by GWP-Mediterranean, in the framework of the project IW:Learn3.
The results of the first core group of the pilot projects are available here.
Climate change impacts on water resources in Europe - regional and
Session 2: Jointly assessing climate change impacts
Formulating and evaluating water resources adaptation options to climate
Transboundary modelling in the Meuse basin
Assessment of climate change impacts on water resources of the Khrami-
Session 3: Climate change impacts on water-related sectors and joint responses
Water, energy, food, related policies
World Bank assistance to Southeastern Europe and Central Asia on
Vulnerability of agriculture and water resources in the Ili-Balkhash region
Impacts of climate change on hydropower: the case of the transboundary
Improving resilience of water supply and sanitation in extreme events
Session 4: Planning water management under uncertainty
Twin2Go – Best practices and policy lessons on adaptive water governance
Adaptation strategy for water resources of a pilot river basin in the Czech
Southern African Development Community (SADC) climate change adaptation
Water Management in the Colorado River Basin, a major challenge for Mexico
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in the participatory and integrated evaluation
Mainstreaming economic analysis of climate change adaptation into river
Session 5: Ecosystem-based adaptation
Incorporating ecosystem-based approaches in climate change adaptation
Adaptation responses in coastal ecosystems in the Drini and Mati River deltas
Design of environmental flow requirements of Argun River and opportunities
Water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins: initiatives and leassons learned in River Niger Basin Mr. Collins R. U. Ihekire, Executive Secretary of Niger Basin Authority