Expert Workshop on Drought Risk Management in the Alps


Topics of the workshop were the current situation in drought risk management in the Alpine region, past drought events, that caused considerable damages and some measures for drought management that have already been implemented in the past and turned out to be effective. Systems for monitoring and modelling of drought events, examples of good practices and experiences which can be used as good basics for future drought risk management activities were presented as well. In discussion it was brought out that due to climate change this kind of events might occur even more frequently in the future. Main conclusions were that droughts cause consequences in the height of billions of eur, that prevention measures are mostly dispersed through different sectorial documents (water management, agriculture, nature, water supply, etc.) and that more comprehensive and focused approach is needed.

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