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Vulnerability and impact assessment in transboundary river basins

The vulnerability of a system includes both an external dimension, represented by its exposure to climate change and variability, and an internal dimension, represented by the system’s sensitivity to direct and indirect impacts and the system’s capacity to buffer, ignore, resist and even transcend impacts. A highly vulnerable system is one that is very sensitive to modest changes in climate, where the sensitivity includes the potential for substantial harmful effects and for which the ability to cope is limited. In a transboundary basin, the vulnerability may be different for different riparian countries, even if the climatic impacts are similar, as the sensitivity, exposure and adaptive capacity may differ.

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