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Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector

June 2008: This workshop is

scheduled to take place on 1-2 July 2008 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and

will be organized under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and

International Lakes (Water Convention) and the Protocol on Water and Health to

the Water Convention. The event will address, inter alia: current

knowledge about adaptation and climate change; policy, legislative, institutional

and financial frameworks; forecasting, modelling and vulnerability, including

vulnerability of water-related sectors such as energy, agriculture and tourism;

and adaptation and coping measures.

Health-related aspects and cross-cutting themes,

such as education and communication will be addressed at each session. The

workshop will also provide feedback on the draft Guidance on Water and

Adaptation to Climate Change, currently being developed under the Convention. [UNECE

Workshop Website]