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IDMP CEE news

Good Practices in Drought Management in Central and Eastern Europe
Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe releases the Compendium of Good Practices, which provides an overview of the outputs and accomplishments achieved within the Integrated Drought Management Programme in CEE in the period from 2013 to 2015.

GWP Bulgaria organized the third National Consultation Dialogue on Drought during the World Water Day celebrations on 22 March 2016 in Sofia.
As part of the event GWP Bulgaria conducted the Third national consultation dialogue on drought in the frame of the Intergrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP CEE). 

New Briefing Note and Technical Note on Drought were released on 16 November 2015
These short papers present the achievements of two demonstration projects within the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe.

New release: Guidelines on Natural Small Water Retention Measures
The Guidelines on Natural Small Water Retention Measures, launched today, 22 October at 13th International Conference EUROPE-INBO 2015, are defining small retention measures and their purpose. 

Three IDMP CEE demo projects were chosen to be developed as case studies for ISIPEI

  • GIS Based Communication Platform for the Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Kaliningrad Region (Russia)
  • GIS Based Tool for the Landscape Retention Planning
  • Remote Sensing Based Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Yield Loss Prediction Method

Step-by-step guidance towards Drought Management Plans 
The Guidelines for Preparation of the Drought Management Plans, launched today, 4 September 2015 aim to help countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) manage drought. 

Towards future drought activities in Central and Eastern Europe
The fourth and final workshop within the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) was held on 21-22 April 2015 in Bucharest, Romania. 

Article about Small Water Retention Measures is featured in the European Centre for River Restoration's Newsletter.

The Fourth Integrated Drought Management Programme workshop will take place at Marshal Garden Hotel in Bucharest on 21-22 April 2015.

National dialogue on the impacts of drought in Kosovo.
The Office of the Prime Minster of Kosovo in cooperation with Global Water Partnership organized a National Drought Dialogue on 12 November 2014 in Pristina.

On the occasion of the Second National Consultation Dialogues in Romania and Lithuania, on 20 November GWP Central and Eastern Europe released a video about the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe.
The purpose of the video is to provide more detailed information about the  Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP CEE). It is a joint programme of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) aiming at improving the monitoring and prevention of one of the world’s biggest natural hazards.

On 12 November 2014 GWP Central and Eastern Europe released a new video on Small Water retention measures.
The purpose of the video is to provide some basic information about the purpose and benefits of the small water retention measures – a topic which is becoming very popular in the last few years.

The Seminar “Drought Management — Practical Aspects for Farm Enterprisers” was Held in Poltava
MAMA-86-Poltava NGO and Poltava State Agrarian Academy in the framework of the Integrated Drought Management Programme (the Programme), launched in March 2013 by Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), held a seminar “Drought Management — Practical Aspects for Farm Enterprisers.”

Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe on European Drought Observatory website
European Drought Observatory introduces IDMP CEE among other international drought projects.

First Cycle of National Consultation Dialogues on Drought Successfully Completed in 10 Countries
Between November 2013 and April 2014, the first cycle of NCDs were carried out in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine, with a total of 304 participants.

GWP CEE launches a Best Drought Photo contest
On the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - 17 June, GWP Central and Eastern Europe launched an international photo contest. All photos should reflect drought and its many impacts on our everyday life. The topic is broad and covers a wide range of drought related issues which can be found across Central and Eastern Europe.

Experts discussed the progress of the Integrated Drought Management Programme
The Second workshop of the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe was held on 8-9 April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The goal of the second workshop was to find connections among all activities and discuss conceptual approach.

GWP Slovenia Addresses Climate Change and Drought
A national consultation on Adaptation to Climate Change and Drought in Slovenia was organised on 6 February 2014 by GWP Slovenia and the Centre for Management of Drought in South-Eastern Europe. Over 40 participants attended the meeting at the Slovenian Environment Agency in Ljubljana.

National Dialogue on Drought Management was conducted in Kyiv, December 10, 2013 by Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Centre and GWP-Ukraine
The event was held in the framework of the Integrated Drought Management Program — CEE component, which was launched by Global Water Partnership (GWP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in March 2013. GWP Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) funded this event.

From flood protection to drought mitigation
Decentralised small water retention measures are important sources of water during dry periods in Central and Eastern Europe, according to drought experts who met on 28-29 October in Warsaw, Poland.

First workshop of the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe was held on 15-16 October in Hodrusa Hamre
Earlier this year Global Water Partnership (GWP) and World Meteorological organization (WMO) launched a joint Integrated Drought Management Programme to improve monitoring and prevention of one of the world’s greatest natural hazards.