WWAP and Climate Change: towards COP 21

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The UN World Water Assessment Programme will contribute to the Climate Conference (COP21), which will be held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 11 December 2015, with a side event organized at the UNESCO Pavilion in occasion of Water and Climate Day, on Wednesday 2 December. Download the agenda of the event
During the event, WWAP will launch the book: Transboundary water governance and climate change adaptation: International law, policy guidelines and best practice application.This WWAP publication (produced in close collaboration with IUCN Environmental Law CenterCentre, University of Dundee IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO IHP-HELP), and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research) explores the role of water governance in a transboundary context, in a way that identifies best practice examples of effective policy guidelines, and ascertains the contribution that international law can make. For transboundary rivers, lakes and...

The UN World Water Assessment Programme will contribute to the Climate Conference (COP21), which will be held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 11 December 2015, with a side event organized at the UNESCO Pavilion in  occasion of  Water and Climate Day, on Wednesday 2 December. Download the agenda of the event

During the event, WWAP will launch the book: Transboundary water governance and climate change adaptation: International law, policy guidelines and best practice application.
This WWAP publication (produced in close collaboration with IUCN Environmental Law CenterCentre, University of Dundee IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO IHP-HELP), and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research) explores the role of water governance in a transboundary context, in a way that identifies best practice examples of effective policy guidelines, and ascertains the contribution that international law can make.
For transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers, the inherent nature of climate change means that international law should be able to grapple with the tension between the preservation of the status quo, and the needed flexibility to meet new demands and face new uncertainties. Various strategies, which are considered throughout the paper, can be employed to enhance the flexibility of water arrangements. In addressing these issues, it is envisaged that this paper will benefit policy-makers, researchers, civil society and others who are interested in examining how transboundary water governance arrangements can be strengthened to better address climate change adaptation needs.