DMCSEE project

APRIL 2009 - MARCH 2012
DMCSEE aimed at coordinated development and application of drought risk management tools and policies. Since definitions and thresholds for drought differed between the countries in the region, the partnership agreed upon an integrated approach combining outputs of meteorological services and information from agricultural institutions. It introduced and continued to provide then-missing regional information on drought situation.

DriDanube project

Drought Risk in the Danube Region (DriDanube) project aimed at increasing capacity of Danube region to manage drought-related risk, through improving drought emergency response and strengthening the cooperation among operational services and decision-making authorities in the Danube region at national and regional level. The project presented a continuation of work of the DMCSEE community and was built upon a process started within Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP).

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Alpine Drought Observatory (ADO)

OCTOBER 2019 - JUNE 2022
As water scarcity is becoming a concern in the Alps and in the lowland areas that receive Alpine water, it is increasingly urgent for the countries of the region to define common strategies to act on this issue. To contribute to this process, ADO set up a drought observatory based on a combination of meteorological information and hydrological indices and data, including, for instance, figures on snow cover and soil moisture. Alpine local and regional governments could benefit from this approach, as they improved the efficiency of their drought management and their ability to face related risks.


OCTOBER 2022 - in pRogress
There is scientific evidence that climate change is likely to induce more frequent or intense weather extremes in the Alps with compound and cascading effects on the environment, humans and the economy. This may induce unexpected complex, long-lasting or even irreversible consequences. However, the knowledge and management of cascading impacts and risks under climate change are still insufficient. Therefore, X-RISK-CC aims to support risk managers and policy makers in addressing the compound risks of climate change extremes by developing new knowledge, local risk management actions and transnational guidelines. The project partners thus explicitly address the need for common knowledge, actions and solutions to manage extremes in the context of climate change.


march 2023 - in progress
The Central European region faces an increase in the frequency, duration, and severity of drought, heatwaves, and fire weather (DHF) due to ongoing climate change. While legal frameworks and attention have been directed toward water scarcity and drought, the insufficient consideration of heatwaves and fire weather in legislation poses a challenge, impeding efforts to increase resilience. Recognizing the direct threats posed by DHF events to human well-being and the environment, Clim4Cast aims to address the existing gap by introducing operational tools for monitoring, prediction, and raising awareness.