The network includes, on the one hand, several pilot basins where UNECE and partners implement activities (Chu-Talas basin, Dniester basin, Neman river basin, Sava river basin) and, on the other hand, additional basins which primarily work on their adaptation activities themselves in accordance with the agreed decisions of their governing bodies or within the terms of reference of international projects. Hydrometeorological Services are closely involved in several of these basins, and topics such as monitoring, data exchange, establishment of information platforms, and joint monitoring play an important role. The network allows for the exchange of experience, learning from each other, establishing contacts between basins and their experts, discussing challenges and lessons learnt, and so forth.
The network includes regular meetings of all basins, regular larger workshops, and the like. The network is a major part of the activities on water and climate change adaptation under the Water Convention.
More information on the network is available here.
Partner: UNECE Water Convention
Target Segment of the Conference: Hydrological Services - Product Delivery
Relationship to other Conference Segments:
The network supports exchange of knowledge and experience on climate related and hydrological data and products.
The global network of basins working on climate change adaptation is a global initiative that currently includes 16 transboundary basins. The latest update on the network is available here.
Connection to the development and delivery of a hydrological service for prosperity:
Climate change adaptation is of high relevance to many river basins, with additional challenges faced by transboundary basins. The global network of basins working on climate change adaptation allows to advance thinking and develop practical guidance and recommendations dealing with this topic through a variety of approaches including hydrological services and, therefore, contributing to economic, social and environmental security under changing climatic conditions.