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.
Climate change impact on water resources: a summary of recent findings
How to ensure resilience and robustness in adaptation, including water infrastructure
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
The climate change strategy for the Nile Basin Initiative,
Promoting resilience in African river basins
Addressing and resolving transboundary flood issues under climate change, Shariva roleplay,
Mr. Pieter van der Zaag (UNESCO-IHE), Marloes Mul (IWMI)
Session 3: Development of basin-wide scenarios
Requirements for basin-wide scenarios
Modelling impacts of climate change and water use in the Zambezi basin
Development of basin-wide scenarios and an adaptation strategy by the Mekong River Commission
Session 4: Marketplace of tools: adaptation measures
Adaptive water management: adaptation pathways approach and economic analysis
Integration of ecological and engineering approaches
Session 5: Maximizing synergies between adaptation and mitigation
Development of models, transboundary vulnerability assesment and a strategic framework for
Harnessing the Water-Food-Energy-Nexus for transboundary basin management cooperation: a case study of Meghalaya’s climate change adaptation
The climate change action plan for the Alpine region
Adaptation-mitigation and the Adaptation Fund
Beginning a discussion: how do we balance mitigation with adaptation?