Developing guidance products for policymakers and practitioners

Published: 19 November 2021
Last edited: 19 November 2021

To support policymakers and practitioners in integrating CCA and EbA into planning and implementation processes, we are developing a series of guidance products which includes:


  • a ‘River Basin Master Plan Process Toolbox’ which is a compilation of relevant concepts and tools to help run and facilitate effective and participatory processes, for example in meetings and workshops, for RBMP development and project planning in the context of climate-sensitive IWRM and EbA in river basins.
  • an ‘EbA Guidebook’ which will be a guiding material for training Thai professionals in the water and other related sectors on Ecosystem-based Adaptation. In developing this guidebook, a series of workshops and on-the-job trainings are organized to ensure that practitioners are familiar with the concepts and able to integrate EbA into planning and management processes in river basins.
  • an ‘EbA Code of Practice’ (EbA CoP) which is being developed in parallel to the Guidebook, is an essential part to support the implementation of EbA solutions on the ground. It offers blueprints of different EbA options and provides technical guidance on aspects such as design principles and cost-benefit analyses to practitioners and engineers in the Thai water sector.


Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

A growing number of publicly available publications on climate change adaptation in the water sector and on EbA allows for a rich pool of scientific and evidence-based information to draw on and to tailor to the Thai water sector context for the development of trainings, knowledge products and consultations with Thai water sector partners.

Lessons learned

Developing context-specific guidance products for policymakers and practitioners, accompanied by on-the-job trainings, is key to enhance knowledge on different aspects of EbA and help enable policymakers and practitioners to make informed decisions, which in turn increase the chances for uptake of EbA.

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