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.