Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Adaptation to climate change in a transboundary water context

Zunia has provided an alert to a new guide for adaptation to climate change in the context of transboundary water resources. Prepared by the Economic Commission for Europe under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change provides advice on how to assess impacts of climate change on water quantity and quality, how to perform risk assessment, how to estimate vulnerability and how to design and implement adaptation strategies. The report also describes the benefits of cooperation in transboundary river basins through sharing the costs and benefits of adaptation measures, exchange of information, broadening of the knowledge base and enlarging the range of measures available for prevention, response and recovery to disasters such as droughts and floods. You can find the report online.

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