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Fourth meeting of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation

14 - 15 February 2019

Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The fourth meeting of the global network of basins working on climate change adaptation took place on 14-15 February 2019 in Geneva. The meeting had the following objectives:

  • Share experiences, updates, progress and lessons learned by the basins since the last meeting of the global network in April 2016;
  • Discuss how to address water-related disasters in transboundary basins under the changing climate;
  • Discuss how to link basin-wide efforts on climate change adaptation with national strategies and plans;
  • Discuss how to further facilitate a regular exchange of experience between the participating basins and other similar initiatives.
Pre-session DocumentsENGFRERUS
Progress report of the global network of basins working on climate change adaptationPDF
Background Documents
A nexus approach to transboundary cooperation: The experience of the Water ConventionPublication
Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate ChangePublicationPublicationPublication
The Water Convention: responding to global water challengesPublicationPublicationPublication
Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good PracticesPublicationPublicationPublication
Words into Action Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary CooperationPublication
Financing Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary BasinPublication
List of participantsPDF
Session 1
Linkages to global processes on water, climate change and disasters
Mr. Niels Vlaanderen, the Netherlands
Mr. Edouard Boinet, INBO
Session 2
Latest developments regarding the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. Dave Paul Zervaas, UNISDR
Presentation of the recent publication: Words into action guidelines: Implementation guide for addressing water-related disasters and transboundary cooperation
Mr. Jos Timmerman, the Netherlands
Application of the Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) in disaster risk reduction
Mr. Cees van de Guchte, Deltares
Nature-based solutions in disaster risk reduction
Mr. Alejandro Iza, IUCN
Putting the sustainable in sustainable development
Ms. Daisy Hessenberger, IUCN
From Scenarios to the Rhine basin adaptation strategy: the ICRP approach
Mr. Adrian Schmid-Breton, ICPR
Flood forecasting and early warning system for the Sava river basin
Mr. Samo Grošelj, International Sava River Basin Commission
Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Volta basin
Mr. Razaki Sanoussi, Volta Basin Authority
Session 3
ICPDR Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change and its integration into the Danube River Basin Management Plan and Flood Risk Management Plan
Ms. Edith Hoedl, ICPDR
Introduction of the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (MASAP) and its mainstreaming at national Level
Mr. Cong Nguyen Dinh, Mekong River Commission
Presentation of the publication: Financing climate change adaptation in transboundary basins: preparing bankable projects, and AfDB activities in this field
Mr. David Hebart-Coleman, African Development Bank
Financing climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: tools and lessons of the European Investment Bank
Mr. Emmanuel Chaponniere, European Investment Bank
Mobilizing funds for the Climate Investment Plan from the Green Climate Fund in the Niger basin: process, results and recommendations for other basins
Mr. Bireme Hamid Abderahim, Niger Basin Authority
Funding adaptation: process of development and implementation of the project proposal for Climate Adaptation Fund
Mr. Omari Mwinjaka, Lake Victoria Basin Commission
Session 4
Partnerships with other organizations
Mr. Edouard Boinet, INBO
Partnerships with other organizations
Ms. Dominique Bérod, WMO
Promotion of the Water Convention among the countries of the Niger Basin
Mr. Bireme Hamid Abderahim, Niger Basin Authority