DriDanube news

"DriDanube – Drought Risk in the Danube Region" project that began its 2.5-year implementation in January 2017 aims at increasing capacity of Danube region to manage drought-related risk. It is built upon process started within Integrated Drought Management Programme for Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP CEE) and is a continuation of work done in the region by Drought Management Centre for Southeastern Europe (DMCSEE). More information about the project are available on its official website.

Find updates on project achievements and its outputs published below.

• DriDanube project - Let's talk about drought
Despite damages caused by drought in the last decades and growing frequency and intensity of the phenomenon occurrence in the region, people continue to react the same way and are not aware of its impacts on various sectors. So let’s talk about drought NOW and make the needed shift from recovery to protection, from crisis management to risk management.

DriDanube project and the tools it is developing to improve preparedness of the Danube region for drought and its capacity to manage drought-related risks are presented in this VIDEO (follow the link).

You are invited to see also other videos and interviews on DriDanube project and its aim to increase the capacity of the region to manage drought in project's video section.   

• Drought 2018 - DriDanube watch
On the occasion of WDCD 2018, DriDanube project has begun following drought development in the region also through the eyes of its newly developed tools: Drought User Service with integrated drought indices such as SWI, NDVI, SWB and others will help us observe drought with remote sensing, while maps of drought impacts on vegetation and soil, prepared with data from on-field reporters within national reporting networks in DriDanube countries will regularly help us gain much-needed information on state of most common agricultural crops, fruits trees and forests in the region throughout vegetation season.

Based on information obtained from these two tools, short bulletins will be published bi-weekly in Drought 2018 watch section on project's official website. Be prepared. Know the risks. Take action.