Introduction of the project partners
In each issue of our Newsletter we introduced our project partners.
This time we are introducing:
Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO)
ARSO performs primarily tasks related to the national hydrological, meteorological and seismological services. It is an institution affiliated to Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, its tasks and organizational structure are determined by the Governmental Decree on bodies affiliated to ministries. ARSO main mission is to work around the clock to provide vital weather, climate, and seismic information. By providing high-quality environmental data for all target groups, it helps to reduce natural threats to people and property. Early warnings of hazardous natural phenomena, severe weather, fluctuations in air quality and climate variability and change issued by ARSO allow citizens to be better prepared for such natural hazards that can cause significant damage or even loss of human lives. These warnings help save life and property, protect resources and the environment and support socio-economic growth. ARSO is as such closely related to the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (URSZR), which is ASP in the DriDanube project, and to other institutions working in the field of environmental risks management and disaster management.
ARSO also carry out tasks of the Drought management Centre for South-Eastern Europe (DMCSEE), established jointly by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). DMCSEE mission is to coordinate and facilitate the development, assessment, and application of drought risk management tools and policies in South-Eastern Europe with the goal of improving drought preparedness and reducing drought impacts.
As a Lead partner, ARSO is responsible for organizational and operational aspects of the DriDanube project and in charge of works on Drought Response (WP6).
More information at www.arso.gov.si
Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE)
GWP CEE, established in 1998, is an international network of organizations involved in water resources management: government institutions, professional associations, research institutions, nongovernmental organizations and private sector. Its vision is for a water secure world and its mission is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development. GWP CEE’s international network comprises 12 Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine with more than 170 partner organizations from different sectors. On national level, CWPs support the development of national polices by convening multi-stakeholder dialogues on integrated water resources management, climate change and other cross cutting topics. GWP CEE has experiences in stakeholder involvement, providing neutral platform for dialogue and cooperation, organizing national/regional workshops, trainings for stakeholders from all spheres.
More information at www.gwpcee.org
You can read more about our partners introduced in previous issues: Newsletter #1, Newsletter #2 , Newletter #3 and Newsletter #4.