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The workshop aims to analyse ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in water resource management, by sharing experiences from basins around the world. It will review ecosystem-based approaches and measures to adapt to climate change taken in transboundary basins and at national level, identify good practices and lessons learned and formulate some conclusions for further activities. 

More specifically, the workshop has the following objectives and will cover the following issues:

  • analyse the value, limits and conditions for ecosystem-based adaptation;
    - odefinition of EbA and its place in the concept nature-based solutions;
    - different types of  EbA measures: reforestation, wetland and river restoration,environmental flow, groundwater recharge;
    - governance and current policy and legal basis at global, regional and national levels; 


  • discuss how EbA can particularly help in transboundary basins, as a low or no regret measure;
    - when and where it can be used,  limits and conditions for its application;
    - its value as part of  a broader mix of  measures for adaptation and DRR;
    - value of  EbA for local communities which depend on ecosystem services;
    - integration of EbA into transboundary and national strategies and plans on adaptation andDRR and vice versa;oEbA in the context of the water- food-energy-ecosystems nexus;


  • provide the participants with initial tools for EbA through interactive exercises, case studies andpotentially a field visit:
    - examples from transboundary basins and individual countries;
    - methods and techniques for EbA;


  • share experience on financing opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation in transboundarybasins;
  • identify priorities for possible future work on the topic of   ecosystem-based adaptation under theWater Convention


1. Opening
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Programme of pilot projects and global network of transboundary basins working on adaptation to climate change
4. Water and disasters
5. Water and climate change
6. Financing climate change adaptation in transboundary basins
7. Preparations for the World Water Day 2020 on water and climate, incl. World Water Development Report
8. Future activities on water and climate under the Water Convention
9. Cooperation with partners and other important actors
10. Other business
11. Closing