DriDanube Drought Risk in the Danube Region

Final Conference

DriDanube Final Conference, Danube Drought Conference, took place on 7-8 May 2019 in Vienna.

To emphasize importance of cooperation and joint actions in the area of drought management, the conference was co-organized together with the Drought Management Center for Southeastern Europe and the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe.

As the programme was very enriching and offered a lot of ideas for lively discussions, you can get back to the conference presentations in this section:

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Session 1: Opening and setting the scene

Session 2: Battling drought - what have we learnt?

Session 3: Drought risk and cross-sectoral impacts

Session 4: From preparing drought data to communicating drought

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Session 5: Strategic planning for drought

  • Economic case: benefit of action / cost of inaction - Frederik Pischke, Global Water Partnership/World Meteorological Organization
  • Insurance perspective on drought - Johann Fank, Die Osterreichische Hagelversicherung
  • Contribution to Integrated Water Resource Management (including droughts) with Danube Transnational Programme funded projects - Csomor Gusztav, Danube Transnational Programme

    Drought management capacity in the region - policy level round table
    • Aniko Juhasz, Deputy State Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary
    • Marija Vihovanec Sabo, Senior Adviser, UNCCD focal point, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Croatia
    • Rada Cosmina Craciun, Director of the Cabinet of Minister of Environment, Romania
    • Richard Muller, Director of Slovak Environment Agency, Slovakia
    • Gordana Rokvic, Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Republic of Srpska
    • Klemen Bergant, Director of Meteorology and Hydrology Office, Slovenian Environmental Agency
    Facilitator: Elena Mateescu, Director General of National Meteorological Administration, Romania


We were happy to host the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Scientist on Weather, Water and Climate Extremes, Roger Pulwarty, at the Danube Drought Conference. See how he summarized the conference and what he thinks that DriDanube project brings to the world!


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