Drought related links


Drought related real time on-line information for Europe  
Maps provided by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the EC's Joint Research Centre. IES is leading action on weather driven natural hazards including droughts.  

Global drought monitor     On-line service provided by the University College London.

National Drought Mitigation Center                                 University of Nabraska

U.S. Drought Monitor



The International Disaster Database (EM-DAT) of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). The ninth issue of the CRED CRUNCH newsletter provides EM-DAT data on the occurrence and impact of extreme temperature hazards related disasters over the last 20 years.

European Drought Centre                                       
A virtual centre of European drought research and drought management organisations.

Global Water Partnership (Central and Eastern Europe)  
Integrated Drought Management Programme to improve the monitoring and prevention of one of the world’s biggest natural hazards.

 IOP electronic journals
Current perceptions on climate change impacts and adaptation for arable crops in Europe
  Future European drought regimes under mitigated and un-mitigated climate change 


Impacts of Europe's changing climate - 2008 indicator-based assessment (EEA Report No 4/2008)

Water resources across Europe — confronting water scarcity and drought (EEA Report No 2/2009)

Environmental trends and perspectives in the Western Balkans: future production and consumption patterns (EEA Report No 1/2010)

Towards efficient use of water resources in Europe (EEA Report No. 1/2012)

European waters – current status and future challenges – a synthesis (EEA Report No. 9/2012)

Water resources in Europe in the context of vulnerability (EEA Report No. 11/2012)

Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 (EEA Report No. 12/2012)

Adaptation in Europe – Addressing risks and opportunities from climate change in the context of socio-economic developments (EEA Report No. 3/2013)


United Nations Convention to Combant Desertification (UNCCD) www.unccd.int
Current list of focal points:
Northern Mediterranean
Central and Eastern Europe
Science related events
UNCCD Meetings:
Northern Mediterranean
Central and Eastern Europe


World Meteorological Organization (WMO) www.wmo.int 
WMO Commission for agrometeorology