« back 4th DMCSEE International Steering Committee meeting and 3rd Global Water Partnership IDMP-CEE workshop

Hungary, Budapest, 2 – 4 October 2014

The 4th International Steering Committee Meeting of DMCSEE took place in the context of the 3rd Global Water Partnership (GWP) Integrated Drought Management Programme – Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP-CEE) workshop which was held in Budapest, Hungary from 2nd to 4th October 2014.

Meeting was opened at 2nd October in the extended group, together with Global Water Partnership participants. In the afternoon session International Steering Committee Meeting of DMCSEE was organized, where current composition of ISC group was presented, recent activities and future work of DMCSEE was discussed.

At 3rd October both groups worked together in the workshop framework, which focused on following topics: drought monitoring and platforms, new ways of drought detection by remote sensing and drought management from national, regional and global perspectives with emphasize on good practices (United Kingdom, Romania and Greece).

At 4th October meeting of Ad-hoc group in scope of DMCSEE was carried out, where future work were also discussed. Members of the Ad-hoc group were proposed, confirmed and assigned by the fields of interests. The tasks determined by the International Steering Committee were divided into three groups and will help to improve the inventory conditions in the region.

ISC meeting was attended by 14 participants: ISC members from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia; permanent observers from World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Conventions to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and DMCSEE support staff.

More information and materials from ISC meeting and workshop for ISC members could be found in Members Section.