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The Fourth Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins took place in the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 25–26 June 2013 back-to-back with the sixth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate (Geneva, 27 June 2013).

The workshop offered a platform for exchanging experience on adaptation strategies, best practices, success factors and lessons learned, with a particular focus on transboundary climate change adaptation serving multiple purposes. It built upon the earlier workshops on water and climate organized since 2008 in the framework of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention).

The workshop was organized in cooperation with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Finland, as well as with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, the World Meteorological Organization, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN), and the International Network of Basin Organizations.

The press release is available here.

The workshop report will be made available on this website in due course.

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Information noticePDFPDFPDF
Provisional agendaPDFPDFPDF
Concept note on the collection of lessons learnt and good practicesPDFPDF
Report
List of participantsPDF
Background documents
Guidance on water and adaptation to climate changePDFPDFPDF
Materials for interactive sessions
Market Place of Tools Guidewordwordword

 

 

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SESSION 1: OPENING AND INTRODUCTION
The global opening of Water Convention: how can it help adaptation to climate change in
transboundary basins?

Mr. Nicholas Bonvoisin, Secretary to the Water Convention, UNECE
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SESSION 2: LINKING TRANSBOUNDARY ADAPATATION STRATEGIES TO NATIONAL
ADAPTATION STRATEGIES
Projections for Water Systems – Scientific Services for Adaptation
Mr. Hans Moser, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
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Streamlining adaptation strategies at different levels
Mr. Jos Timmerman, Wageningen University
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 OECD study on adaptation strategy effectiveness
Ms. Kathleen Dominique, OECD
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Danube: the first transboundary adaptation strategy
Mr. Raimund MAIR International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
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National adaptation strategy in Vietnam and the links to the transboundary activities
Mr. Le Ngoc Tuan, Vietnam
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Developing local transboundary adaptation strategies in the Meso-American region
Mr. Carlos Flores, El Salvador
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Baltic Sea region-wide climate change adaptation strategy
Mr. Ole Krarup Leth, Danish Meteorological Institute
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SESSION 3: TRANSBOUNDARY CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION SERVING MULTIPLE PURPOSES
Boundaries in the water-energy-food Nexus: finding convergence through cooperation
Mr. John Matthews, AGWA
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Agriculture: An alternative vision for addressing water issues
Mr. Rama Babu Cherekuri, India
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Hydropower
Ms. Tracy Lane, International Hydropower Organization
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Industry
Mr. Justin Abbott, ARUP
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Navigation
Mr. Hans Moser, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
Senegal
Mr. Mohamed Fawzi Bedredine, OMVS
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Perspective from a pilot basin: How different water-related sectors are involved in the pilotproject on river basin management and climate change adaptation in the Neman river
Mr. Vladimir Korneev, Belarus
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SESSION 4: TOOLS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN TRANSBOUNDARY CONTEXT
Tools for climate change adaptation in a transboundary context
Mr. Jos Timmerman, Wageningen University
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Perspective from a "global network" basin: How tools for climate change adaptation are used in the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS)PDF
Short overview of available tools
Mr. Julian Doczi, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
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SESSION 5: LESSONS LEARNT FOR TRANSBOUNDARY COOPERATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
Drafting a climate change adaptation strategy for the Rhine: Lessons learnt!
Mr. Adrian Schmid-Breton, ICPDR - Coblence
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Dauria Going Dry
Mr. Eugene Simonov
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Le Fleuve Rhône Comprendre pour mieux coordonner les usages
Mr. Patrick Tourasse, EDF
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Market place of tools guideWORD
Tools for climate change adaptation in a transboundary context, Mr. Jos TIMMERMAN,
Wageningen University
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Short overview of available tools, Mr. Julian DOCZI, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) PDF
WEAP/LEAP Model, Mr. Devaraj de CONDAPPA, SEI associate
Water Evaluation and Planning
Community for Energy, Environment and Development

Global Framework for Climate Services, Mr. Tomasso ABRATE, WMO
The Global Framework for Climate Services
Integrated Flood Management

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Climate Vulnerability index methodology applied to Mongolia, Ms. Caroline SULLIVAN,
Southern Cross University, NSW Australia

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Communication in the AMICE project, Ms. Sarah COMBALBERT, EPAMAPDF
Geo information and Flood Communication in the Dniester, Ms. Lesya NIKOLAYEVA, ZOI
Workshop on Flood Communication and Information Exchange in the Dniester River Basin
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Cross border Flood Risk Management, a serious game, Mr. Bart SWANENVLEUGEL, Flood wise
Tipping point approach, Mr. Ad JEUKEN, Deltares
Economics of Climate Adaptation, Ms. Claudia CASAROTTO, Swiss Re
Shaping Climate-resilient Development, ECA
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Moving from tools to decisions: The AGWA Decision Support System, Mr. John MATTHEWS, AGWAPDF
Knowlegde management under the UNFCC, Ms. Rojina Manandhar, UNFCCPDF
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Speech  by Mr. Alexander Verbeek
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
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Projections for Water Systems – Scientific Services for Adaptation
Mr. Hans Moser, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
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OECD study on adaptation strategy effectiveness
Ms. Kathleen Dominique, OECD
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Danube: the first transboundary adaptation strategy
Mr. Raimund MAIR International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
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Agriculture: An alternative vision for addressing water issues
Mr. Rama Babu Cherekuri, India
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Perspective from a pilot basin: How different water-related sectors are involved in the pilotproject on river basin management and climate change adaptation in the Neman river
Mr. Vladimir Korneev, Belarus
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