DriDanube Drought Risk in the Danube Region

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Let’s talk about drought - DriDanube promotional video
This video is about the DriDanube project and the tools it is developing in order to improve preparedness of the Danube region for the drought and its capacity to manage drought related risks. Despite the damages caused by drought in the last decades and the 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, i.e. from crisis management to risk management. 

DriDanube video-interviews

DriDanube project - what is it about?
Even though drought events are becoming more frequent and intense in the Danube region, they still seem to catch us unprepared. Why do we have a project on drought and what do we want to change? 

DriDanube project – benefits for the Danube region
The Danube region is being hit by the droughts still more often. What is it that the DriDanube project aims to bring for the Danube region to improve its capacity for drought emergency response and to enhance its preparedness for drought management?

DriDanube project – communicating with stakeholders
DriDanube project considers interaction with their stakeholders crucial for the success of the project. Our stakeholders are our partners and communicating drought means two-way information sharing for the benefit of both sides. This is also the way how DriDanube tools are developed and will serve our stakeholders’ needs in the future. How do we communicate with them?

DriDanube project - cooperation across sectors
What happens when the drought is hitting the Danube region and the responsible institutions are not communicating among each other? Yes, nothing good happens – no early warning, no emergency response, no quick recovery and no preparedness for the next drought event. It is just drought hitting the region more and more severely. Why does the DriDanube project try to trigger the cooperation among the different stakeholders inside the countries and within the Danube region?

DriDanube project – interaction among the institutions during the drought
When it comes to drought there’s a need for constant communication between the hydro-meteorological institutes to monitor the situation and state institutions to take decisions and actions. See how the institutions in DriDanube partner countries interact among each other.

DriDanube project - integrated drought management
Many people still consider drought a rare phenomenon in the Danube region even though the droughts are becoming more frequent and intense (e.g. droughts in 2017, 2015, 2012, 2007, 2003, etc.) and hence the drought management stays reactive, dealing only with losses after the event. Can the drought be managed, can it be approached proactively? What does the integrative drought management mean and how to implement it on policy level?

DriDanube project – public awareness of drought
Do you think the public knowledge about the drought can be high if the drought is not considered a high priority in the Danube region? Typically, the media inform about the drought only during the peak periods when the drought is visible and already bringing the first problems. See how the DriDanube partners perceive the level of public awareness about the drought.


Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)