Event

Second UNECE Workshop on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins

The workshop will be organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the Water Convention. It will bring together countries and other stakeholders to: exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; analyze the specific challenges of adapting water management to climate change in the transboundary context, identify best practices, success factors and lessons learnt; considering the different steps of developing an adaptation strategy: from the assessment of impacts and vulnerability to the selection of measures; exchange experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) as well as other similar initiatives; support governments, organizations and joint bodies engaged in the process of preparing national or regional adaptation strategies; and promote and discuss the implementation of the UNECE Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change.  

dates: 12-13 April 2011   location: Geneva, Switzerland   contact: Sonja Koeppel   phone: +41 (0)22 917 1218   fax: +41 (0)22 917 0107   e-mail: sonja.koeppel@unece.org   www: http://www.unece.org/env/water/meetings/transboundary_climate_adaptation_workshop.html