Knowledge transfer on drought issues due to climate change for Armenia

Visegrad Fund funded project support transfer of knowledge and lessons learned from the successful cooperation on drought from the Visegrad Countries. Project offers solutions for adapting to increasing severity and frequency of droughts caused by climate change, and for raise awareness on collaborative cross-sectoral drought related management within and outside the V4 region.

The main purpose of the project is to contribute to promoting the Visegrad regional cooperation in drought management and mitigation of the climate change and knowledge transfer to Armenia conditions.

The objectiveis achieved by development of the Drought platform, and specially targeted training for the drought managers, decision and policy makers in Armenia. An integrated proactive approach to drought planning, adaptation and management is promoted.

The project is focused on drought, a natural phenomenon that is worsened by the climate change impact. It affects considerable parts of the population each year and is source of water related conflicts. When water is scarce, the agricultural use competes with public water use, the ecosystem requirements, and public water use. The frequency and severity of droughts have increased also in Armenia and Caucasus regions. It was reported by the European Commission that drought events have caused considerable damages and economic losses. Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) was developed and implemented in the whole Central Europe to decrease vulnerability to drought and better prepare for the drought events and its consequences.

The project is complementary to previous projects in Armenia, and the IDMP CEE programme. Knowledge and lessons learned from the V4 countries cooperation on Drought will be transferred along with the outcomes of the cooperation with Drought Management Centre for Southeast Europe.

„The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.“

Project leader

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe

Project partners and experts

Global Change Research Institute CAS

Global Water Partnership Hungary Foundation

Global Water Partnership Poland

Country Water Partnership – Armenia


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