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Meetings and Events


Fifth Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins

14 - 15 October 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

The fifth workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins took place in the Palais des Nations in Geneva in room XII, 14-15 October 2014 back-to-back with the 7th meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate (Geneva, 13 October 2014) under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, with the support of the UNECE secretariat.

The workshop focused on developing and implementing climate change adaptation strategies and measures, considering expected outcomes at the transboundary level. It brought together professionals from all over the world working on adaptation to climate variability and change, with a special but non-exclusive focus on transboundary basins.

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Information notice

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Provisional programme

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Invitation to a special side event - Sharing Experiences in River Basin Management

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Marketplace of tools: Adaptation measures

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List of participants

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Introduction

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Climate change impact on water resources: a summary of recent findings
Mr. Pascal Peduzzi, UNEP

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How to ensure resilience and robustness in adaptation, including water infrastructure
Mr. Casey Brown, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)/ University of Massachusetts

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Session 1: Development and implementation of transboundary adaptation strategies

Development of a strategic framework for basin adaptation and implementation plan as well as links with national activities in the Dniester river basin
Mr. Yurii Nabyvanets and Mr. Gherman Bejenaru (Moldova-Ukraine)

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The climate change strategy for the Nile Basin Initiative,
Mr. Abdulkarim Seid, Nile Basin Initiative, NBI

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Promoting resilience in African river basins
Ms. Jacqueline Tront, World Bank

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Serious game

Addressing and resolving transboundary flood issues under climate change, Shariva roleplay,

Mr. Pieter van der Zaag (UNESCO-IHE), Marloes Mul (IWMI)

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Session 3: Development of basin-wide scenarios

Requirements for basin-wide scenarios
Mr. Martin Beniston, Director, Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE), University of Geneva

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Modelling impacts of climate change and water use in the Zambezi basin
Mr. Lucas Beck, hydrosolutions

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Development of basin-wide scenarios and an adaptation strategy by the Mekong River Commission
Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (MRC-CCAI)
Ms. Nguyen Huong Thuo Phan, head, MRC-CCAI

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Session 4: Marketplace of tools: adaptation measures

Adaptive water management: adaptation pathways approach and economic analysis
Mr. Ad Jeuken, Deltares

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Integration of ecological and engineering approaches
Mr. John Matthews, AGWA

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Session 5: Maximizing synergies between adaptation and mitigation

Development of models, transboundary vulnerability assesment and a strategic framework for
basin adaptation in the Neman basin
Mr. Vladimir Korneev, Belarus, and Mr. Vytautas Kalpolkas, Lithuania

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Harnessing the Water-Food-Energy-Nexus for transboundary basin management cooperation: a case study of Meghalaya’s climate change adaptation
Mr. Arvind Kumar, India Water Foundation

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The climate change action plan for the Alpine region
Mr. Matteo DALL'AMICO, Alpine Convention water platform, on behalf of the Italian Presidency of the Convention

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Adaptation-mitigation and the Adaptation Fund
Mr. Mamadou Honadia, Adaptation Fund Board

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Beginning a discussion: how do we balance mitigation with adaptation?
Mr. John Matthews, AGWA

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