GWP CEE in 2020

The year 2020 was challenging for the whole world. Despite the restrictions and overall uncertainty about the future, GWP CEE managed to achieve many great things. We are now offering you a quick recap of our highlights of 2020.

New publications

FramWat project to counter flood, drought, and mitigate pollution

A framework to facilitate unfavorable conditions in the river basin by applying small water retention measures.

Danube Drought Strategy now ready

DriDanube project partners developed a Danube Drought Strategy which aims to build the capacity of the Danube region to overcome common deficiencies in coping with drought, and thus help switch from reactive to proactive drought management approach.

Revision of the EU policy instruments, related to drought and water scarcity mitigation

Revision of the EU policy instruments and their potential to contribute to EU droughts and water scarcity policies prepared as a collaboration of Integrated Drought Management Programme in CEE and EU Strategy for the Danube Region (Priority Area Environmental Risks) experts.

Practical Guidelines on Planning Small Water Retention in River Basins

Nine partners from six Central European countries, in a framework of the FramWat project, developed a practical guidance for planning Natural (Small) Water Retention Measures (N(S)WRM) in the river basins.


Region highlights

World Water Day 2020

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater. This year's "Water and Climate Change" theme indicates why it is important to take action right now.

Danube Kayak Expedition 2020

To celebrate Danube Day 2020, GWP CEE decided to go on a splashing adventure.

Danube Art Master 2020

“Discover Danube” is the motto of this year’s Danube Art Master competition. New category, and online participation make it even more interesting.

Water ChangeMaker stories to inspire us all

Our Water ChangeMaker competition is progressing swiftly! Now you can read the stories of our 78 semi-finalists who have changed the world for the better.

GWP Network Meeting 2020

The annual GWP Partners 2020 Network Meeting took place on 21-22 October under the theme "Bringing the Change". As part of the Network Meeting, the Partners had the opportunity to comment on the GWP in Action 2019 Annual Report and the GWP Annual Financial Report 2019.


Regional cooperation

Integrated Drought Management Training for Drin basin countries

Two days online training on Integrated Drought Management was organized for the participants from four Drin basin countries (Albania, Kosovo*, Montenegro and North Macedonia) with the goal to enhance the capacity for integrated, proactive approach to drought planning, adaptation and management.