Training Workshop on Drought Risk Assessment for the Agricultural Sector

A training workshop on Drought Risk Assessment for Agricultural Sector was held in Ljubljana from 20th till 24th September 2010. Workshop was a component of the WMO project “Regional Cooperation in South East Europe for meteorological, hydrological and climate data management and exchange to support Disaster Risk Reduction”.

The workshop was attended by 23 representatives of meteorological offices, agricultural and risk reduction institutions from Albania , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Croatia , Montenegro , Serbia , Kosovo, Macedonia and Turkey .

There were lecturers from WMO, UNDP, European Commission Research Centre (JRC) and institutions dealing with drought in the United States . From Slovenia there were representatives as speakers from Biotechnical Faculty, University of Nova Gorica and Environmental Agency of Slovenia.

The main topics were drought data, analysis and mapping, drought risk assessment in the agricultural sector and disaster risk modelling and mapping for public decision making and at the end there were reviews of national capacities for these activities. There was presented the methodology for the systematic risk assessment and management of natural disasters (Systematic Inventory and Evaluation for Risk Assessment - Sierra).


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