Event Reports

Book published: "Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing" This book includes contributions to the International Conference on DROUGHT: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, the final event of the EU FP7 research project DROUGHT-R&SPI. The book aims to foster development of drought policies and plans to reduce risk and vulnerability, and to enhance preparedness and resilience. This book addresses the following topics: (1) past, present and future of droughts; (2) indicators, monitoring and forecasting, risk and vulnerability assessment and reduction at different scales, and (3) preparedness and mitigation options.
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group / Joaquin Andreu, Abel Solera, Javier Paredes-Arquiola, David Haro-Monteagudo, Henny van Lanen, Thursday 12 February 2015
The 1st pan-European Drought Dialogue Forum The 1st pan-European Drought Dialogue Forum was held on 30-31 October 2012, in Nicosia, under the auspices of the Cyprus EU Presidency. The Forum was opened by H.E. Sofoclis Aletraris, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus. The forum was organized in close cooperation with the European Commission and the Cyprus Water Development Department.
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Monday 5 November 2012
Opening Address Van Lanen First pan-European Drought Dialogue Forum, Nicosia, Cyprus Opening address by Henny van Lanen on October 30, 2012, coordinator DROUGHT-R&SPI.
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Monday 5 November 2012
Opening Address Mr. Aletraris First pan-European Drought Dialogue Forum, Nicosia, Cyprus Opening address by Mr. Sofoclis Aletraris on October 30, 2012, the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment.
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Tuesday 30 October 2012
First CS-DDF Workshop on “Jucar River Basin, Spain – Operative Droughts in Water Resources Systems” The Workshop on “Jucar River Basin, Spain – Operative Droughts in Water Resources Systems” was the first of a series of Stakeholder Workshops to be organized in the DROUGHT-R&SPI project. It was aimed at establishing a link between the project team and local Stakeholders, by providing a platform for mutual learning on drought management.
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Monday 18 June 2012
Report First General Assembly DROUGHT-R&SPI project, Valencia, Spain, 27-29 March 2012 The DROUGHT-R&SPI project held its first General Assembly in Valencia (Spain), 27-29 March 2012. The meeting was organized in an excellent way by Prof. Joaquin Andreu and his team (Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia).
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Friday 15 June 2012
First General Assembly DROUGHT-R&SPI project, Valencia, Spain, 27-29 March 2012 The DROUGHT-R&SPI project held its first General Assembly in Valencia (Spain), 27-29 March 2012. The meeting was organized in an excellent way by Prof. Joaquin Andreu and his team (Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia).
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Friday 15 June 2012
Conference Drought Management Center for Southeastern Europe DMCSEE in Slovenia on 15-16 May 2012 Henny van Lanen presented the DROUGHT-R&SPI project at the Final Conference of the Drought Management Center for Southeastern Europe DMCSEE in Ljubljana (Slovenia). DMCSEE is coordinated by the Slovian Environmental Agency (coordinator Gregor Gregoric).
DROUGHT-R&SPI Secretary, Wednesday 30 May 2012




Project objectives

  • Drought as a natural hazard, incl. climate drivers, drought generating processes and occurrences
  • Environmental and socio-economic impacts
  • Vulnerabilities, risks and policy responses, incl. the further development of drought management plans in support of EU and other international policies