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DMCSEE : Drought Management Centre for South East Europe

Description:

The project will achieve the main aim through several specific objectives:

* to prepare regional drought monitoring, analysis, early warning products,
* to assess regional vulnerability to drought impacts,
* to promote and strengthen the capacity for drought preparedness, monitoring and management (training events, national seminars),
* to set-up a Drought Management Centre for South East Europe, exchange of knowledge, experience and best practice on drought issues (SEE network),
* to enhance the implementation of the EU policies in the context of drought preparedness, monitoring and management, in particular in working out national drought strategies,
* to raise awareness of decision maker, relevant stakeholders and end users about importance of effective drought preparedness, monitoring and management.

DMCSEE will coordinate development and application of drought risk management tools and policies. It will introduce and continue to provide now missing regional information on drought situation. Since definitions and thresholds for drought differ on country/region levels today, the partnership will agree upon an integrated approach combining outputs of meteorological services and information from agricultural institutions. Using common methodology in drought analysis and impact assessment the project will obtain regionally comparable results enabling better overview of drought situation for sectors economically dependant on water availability, such as agriculture, energy and tourism. Quality assessments of drought occurrence risk and possible drought impacts provided by DMCSEE and disseminated to decisions makers and general public will allow effective and timely decisions to reduce drought related damages.

Project information

Lead
Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (SI) Mr. Gregor Gregori?
Partners

Environmental agency of Republic of Slovenia;Alianta, project consulting, d.o.o.; Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing; VITUKI Environmental Protection and Water Management Research Institute; Hungarian Meteorological Service; Directorate for environmental protection and water management of Lower Tisza District; Pushkarov Institute of Soil Science; Bulgaria National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology; Georama - Regional Development Organization; Agricultural University of Athens; Croatia Meteorological and Hydrological Service; University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Water Management; Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia; Hydrometeorological Institute of Montenegro; FYROM Ministry for agriculture, forestry and water economy - Hydrometerological Service; Alvbania Institute for Energy, Water and Environment

Source of funding
South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme

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Keywords

, Vulnerability assessment

Duration

2009/4/1-2012/3/31

Climate impacts

Droughts, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Plans and Strategies, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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