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Third Meeting of the global network of basins working on climate change

6 - 7 April 2016

Geneva, Switzerland (Salle VIII)

The global agreements adopted in 2015, notably the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as well as the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, highlight the importance of and links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, water management and transboundary cooperation. As the high number of signatures of the Paris Pact for Adaptation to Climate Change in the basins of rivers, lakes and groundwaters has shown, more and more basins worldwide are already or are planning to adapt their water management to climate change.

To support them in their efforts, the global network of basins working on climate change adaptation was created already in 2013 by the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO). It aims to offer a platform for comparing methodologies and approaches, fostering exchange of experience and promoting a shared vision between the participating basins.

The third meeting that took place on 6-7 April 2016 had the following objectives:
·    review the progress and the lessons learned by the basins since the last meeting of the global          network in February 2014
·    discuss common challenges such as financing of adaptation measures
·    discuss how to further facilitate a regular exchange of experience between the participating              basin and other similar initiatives
·    review how the Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction can support        basin-wide adaptation

Pre-sessions documentENGFRRUS


Provisional AgendaPDFPDFPDF
Draft strategy for future work on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins under the Convention
Progress report of global network of basins working on climate change adaptationPDF
List of ParticipantsPDF
Background documentENGFRRUSLIT
Strategic Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Neman River Basin 2015PDF-PDFPDF
Session 1
Global processes and contribution of the network of basins
by Ms. S. Vermont and Mr. N. Vlaanderen
Message introductif de la France à la réunion du RIOB- 6 avril 2016
by Mr. P. Ramet
Discours introductif du représentant du Maroc
by Mr. A. Zerouali
Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins:
Lessons Learned and Good Practices
by Mr. D. Valensuela and Mr. J. Timmerman
Session 2
Schéma Directeur d’Aménagement et Gestion des Eaux
de la CICOS: Programme de Mesures
by Mr. B-L Tondo
Management of the Neman River basin with account of adaptation to climate change
by Mr. V. Korneev and Mr. S. Zavyalov
Dauria going Dry
by Mr. E. Simonov
Overview of activities in the Sava River Basin
By Mr. D. Komatina and Ms. D. Milovanovic
Adaptation measures to climate change in the river basin Catamayo and Puyango
by Mr. J. Serrano
Session 3
Drought Monitoring in Transboundary Basins
by Mr. R. Stefanski
Groundwater for climate change adaptation
by Mr. T. Carvalho Resende
Système Aquifère du Sahara et du Sahel
by D. Latrech
Drought as a new priority in flood-prone basins - the Meuse
by Mr. C. Jacobs and Ms. C. Pyka
Drought Management measures in Central and Eastern Europe
by Ms. S. Bokal
Faire face à la pénurie d'eau et de sécheresse dans les bassins transfrontaliers, y compris l'examen du rôle des eaux souterraines
by Mr. A.L. Ndiaye
Session 4
Financing climate change adaptation
by Ms. K. Dominique
How can the AF support financing basin-wide adaptation?
by Mr. H. Remaury
Financing adaptation measures Example of the Netherlands
by N. Vlaanderen
Danube - mainstreaming climate into river basin management plans
by Ms. D. Milovanovic
Rhine: adaptation strategy and mainstreaming climate into river basin/flood risk management plans
By Mr. A. Schmid-Breton
Plan d’investissement pour le renforcement de la resillence au changement climatique dans le bassin du Niger
By Mr. A. Guero
Develop cooperation with basins organisms through bilateral cooperation programs
by Ms. S. Oddo
Session 5
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
by Mr. P. Basabe
Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practicessee publication