On 31 March 2021, the International Water Assessment Centre (IWAC) participated in the 12th Meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate. The event was held in a hybrid format, online and with a partial presence of participants in Geneva.
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss plans and provide guidance to the implementation of the activities on water and climate under the programme of work for 2019-2021 of the Water Convention as well as to the planned activities under the next programme of work for 2022-2024 of the Water Convention.
As a result of the meeting, participants adopted the outcomes of the Global workshop on building climate resilience through improving water management and sanitation at national and transboundary levels, and commended the recent progress made in the work of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation. Countries were encouraged to include transboundary aspects of water management in their national climate change adaptation documents. Participants were also invited to provide comments and suggestions on future climate change adaptation activities in transboundary basins, as reflected in the draft of the next work programme for 2022-2024 under the Water Convention, by 15 April 2021.
The meeting was attended by experts representing public authorities, the private sector, non-governmental and international organizations, as well as other stakeholders.