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Guidance on water and adaptation to climate change

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Climate change will result in significant impacts on our water resources and some of the effects are already visible now. Moreover, climate change impacts on water resources will have cascading effects on human health and many parts of the economy and society, as various sectors directly depend on water. The Guidance aims to spur climate change adaptation that takes into account the transboundary dimension of water management. It is a novel and innovative product which focuses on the transboundary setting and illustrates the steps needed to develop an adaptation strategy.

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Foreword

Climate change will result in significant impacts on our water resources and some of the effects are already visible now. Nearly all the countries in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and beyond, are expected to be negatively affected by impacts ranging from increased frequency and intensity of floods and droughts, worse water scarcity, intensified erosion and sedimentation, reductions in glaciers and snow cover, sea level rise, and damage to water quality and ecosystems. Moreover, climate change impacts on water resources will have cascading effects on human health and many parts of the economy and society, as various sectors directly depend on water such as agriculture, energy and hydropower, navigation, health, tourism – as does the environment.

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