The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Words Into Action Guidelines: Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

The effects of climate change can come in many forms. More often than not, these effects manifest in changes related to water -- whether through slow onset events such as droughts or through extreme acute events such as floods and hurricanes. None of the aforementioned disasters adhere to geopolitical boundaries. In fact, a majority of these disasters occur in transboundary basins.

With this in mind, the UNECE and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have jointly released a publication to guide countries on resilient disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies.
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New Publication on Transboundary Water Cooperation

A new article entitled Improving governance in transboundary cooperation in water and climate change adaptation has come out in the journal "Water Policy." The authors examine the complexities of transboundary water governance in the face of climate change while simultaneously providing examples of lessons learned from almost a decade of cooperation on transboundary climate adaptation in water management under the UNECE Water Convention. The 63 lessons learned are also put into the context of the OECD principles on water governance. The paper concludes that developing climate change adaptation measures needs to improve in parallel the water governance system at transboundary scale.

You can find the publication online here.
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