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2012 April 25-26: Geneva, third workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins, making adaptation work

The workshop aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; identify best practices, challenges and success factors and lessons learnt; share experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the Water Convention as well as other similar initiatives; and support governments, organizations and joint bodies engaged in the process of preparing national or regional adaptation strategies.

The workshop is organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Water Convention in cooperation with several national and international partners, including WMO, the GEF, GWP and the European Commission.

This workshop will bring together persons from all over the world, engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change and variability, in particular in transboundary basins.

The workshop offers a platform for exchanging experience on climate change adapatation strategies, best practices, success factors and lessons learned.
The workshop will focus on the following issues:
1. Economic aspects of adaptation to climate change
2. Selecting and implementing adaptation measures
3. Integrating the different spatial and governance levels
4. Vulnerability assessment in transboundary basins
5. The ecosystem approach
6. Integrating sectoral interests into adaptation strategy

The workshop will start at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 and end at 6.00 p.m. on Thursday, 26 April 2012. It will be organized back-to-back with the fifth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate which will be held on Friday 27 April 2012. Working languages will be in English, French and Russian.

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