The main advantages of transboundary cooperation are that it broadens the knowledge/information base, enlarges the set of available strategies, and enables better and more cost-effective solutions. In addition, widening the geographical area considered by basin planning enables measures to be located where they create the optimum effect. Moreover, flood forecasting and disaster management are highly dependent on early information sharing and require forecasting data from the river basin as a whole. To this end, a workshop on transboundary flood risk management was held from 19-20 March 2015 in Geneva to bring together professionals from all over the world working on transboundary flood risk management and to provide a platform to exchange experiences concerning the latest developments and the progress made in the transboundary case studies since the 2009 Workshop.
Fresh Thoughts supported the workshop by liaising with selecting participants to present case studies at the workshop, developing a background document on transboundary flood risk management for the workshop, and writing a final report based on the experiences from the case studies presented, including identifying relevant problems, successful strategies for transboundary flood risk management.