The overall aim of the SEE Nexus Project is to introduce the Nexus approach in South-East Europe and catalyse action for its adoption and implementation. With activities focusing on the transboundary basins of the Drin and Drina rivers, and in Albania, the Project facilitated Nexus Dialogue Processes involving a broad range of stakeholders, and the development of technical Nexus Assessments exploring cross-sectoral interlinkages, while enabling conditions for financing actions to address issues of priority.
One of the deliverables in this context was the draft outline of a Climate Adaptation Strategy for the Drina river basin. Climate change poses significant and complex challenges for transboundary water basins worldwide. As climate change increases over the coming decades, transboundary cooperation on adaptation and resilience-building strategies are essential to advancing sustainable development and ensuring social and political stability for basin countries and their people. FT drafted the first outline, based on a literature review and basin-wide stakeholder consultation.