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NEWS! IDMP CEE: Compendium of Good Practices has been released.

This Compendium is the final publication of the first phase of the IDMP CEE and provides an overview of the programme’s outputs and accomplishments achieved in the period from 2013 to 2015. The focus of IDMP CEE was to support policy makers through activities which incorporate drought management into their existing documents, especially their River Basin Management Plans. In order to observe how drought management plans are developed and made functional outside CEE, there is a collection of existing drought management plans (DMPs) added to the Compendium, together with some successfully implemented EU-funded projects, as additional good practices which CEE countries can learn from or use in preparation of their own DMPs.

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TCEE-smallhe regional programme of the IDMP in Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP CEE) aims to increase the capacity and ability to manage droughts in the region by working in partnership with over 40 organizations building on the network of the Country Water Partnerships.

Need for regional and national drought policies

In terms of water resources management and climate change adaptation, countries in Central and Eastern Europe are sensitive to variability and changing precipitation patters. Future climate scenarios in the region forecast increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, which will result in the increase of droughts (Climate Change 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-IPCC). Each time a drought occurs, many of the same issues are raised in the region, such as: How much damage was inflicted, on whom, and where? Who is going to pay for it? How can we prevent, or at least reduce damages and their costs in the future?

From reactive to proactive drought management

A central goal of the Integrated Drought Management Programme is to increase the capacity and ability in the Central and Eastern European countries. By enhancing resilience to drought, it will be easier to adapt to climate variability and change.

Information materials

Find out more about the Regional IDMP for Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP CEE).