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Global Workshop on Droughts in Transboundary Basins, 26-27 February 2024

Droughts and water scarcity can undermine sustainable development, and put at risk the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals on poverty reduction, food, health, water, energy, climate and biodiversity. Droughts are projected to become more frequent under climate change. 

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The Global Workshop on Droughts in Transboundary Basins, 26-27 February 2024, is organized under the auspices of the Water Convention serviced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), under the leadership of the Netherlands and Switzerland, in cooperation with UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO). 

The workshop will bring together water, agriculture, climate and environment communities as well as drought experts to jointly discuss best practices and lessons learned in addressing droughts in transboundary basins.    

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