Current environment crises such as wild forest fires in California and the Brazilian Pantanal, drought in the lower Mekong River, and floods in Senegal are all examples of disasters that are warnings about the dramatic consequences of climate change.
Global funding to implement adaptation measures is insufficient. Adapting to climate change at the river basin scale requires strong and immediate global actions that involve strengthening public policies and local participation.
Basin organisations - which aim to promote, plan and finance policies of general interest - play a fundamental role in adapting to climate change, protecting water resources and biodiversity.
The International Network of Basin Organizations will convene a webinar 13 October to discuss these urgent issues from both the basin and the transboundary perspective.
- Catherine Gremillet, Director, National Association of Basins Elected Officials (ANEB), France
- Mr. Sergio Razera, Director, Piracicaba, Capivari e Jundiaí (PCJ) Basins Foundation Agency, Brazil
- Sonja Koeppel, Secretary of the Water Convention, Co-Secretary of the Water and Health Protocol, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
- Fawzi Bedredine, Regional coordinator, Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS)