The conference will be held in Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XI.
The first meeting of the Drafting Group will be organized on 9-10 December 2013. This working meeting will bring together members of the Drafting Group, among whom are the experts from Governments, international and non-governmental organizations as well as academia serving in their personal capacity.
The meeting will be dedicated to the preparation of the collection of lessons learned and good practices on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins. This collection will include a compilation, analysis and synthesis of existing knowledge, experience, lessons learned and good practices on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins, based on the Water Convention’s pilot projects and the global network of basins working on climate change adaptation, managed together with INBO as well as other similar activities.
The preparation of the collection of lessons learned and good practices is part of the programme of work for 2013-2015 of the UNECE Water Convention adopted at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties which requested the Convention’s Task Force on Water and Climate, in cooperation with the Working Group on IWRM to prepare the publication. Together with the creation of the global network of basins on climate change adaptation the publication responds to one of the recommendations of the Sixth World Water Forum (Marseille, March 2012, target 3.3.2) and it will be presented to the next World Water Forum in Spring 2015 in the Republic of Korea.
The meeting will be organized by UNECE under the leadership of the Netherlands and Switzerland as lead Parties of the Convention’s Task Force on Water and Climate. The publication on the collection of lessons learned and good practices will be elaborated in cooperation with the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) as well as other partners such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA).