Integrated Drought Management Programme, as presented at the World Irrigation Forum, 29 Sept to 5 Oct 2013 in Turkey

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  • For example development of National Drought Management Policy Guidelines and Tool on developing Early Warning SystemsLinked to the tools and tailor madeCurrently support to regional projects on drought management in CEE, WAF and HoA and supporting development of drought management programmes in other regionsLinked to 3) and upon requestThe HelpDesk will be the entry point/portal to contact the IDMP/ get information on IDM. Modelled on APFM HelpDesk. To be launched at World Water Week 2014 once contents developed and programme fully operational.
  • For example development of National Drought Management Policy Guidelines and Tool on developing Early Warning Systems
  • Linked to the tools and tailor made
  • Linked to ’Responding to Regional and National Needs’ and upon request
  • The HelpDesk will be the entry point/portal to contact the IDMP/ get information on IDM. Modelled on APFM HelpDesk. To be launched at World Water Week 2014 once contents developed and programme fully operational.
  • Principles of the framework:High priority for the needs of climate-vulnerable developing countriesPrimary focus is the better access and use of climate information by usersFramework will address needs at three spatial scales: global, regional and nationalClimate services must be operational and continuously updatedClimate information is primarily an international public good and governments will have a central role in the FrameworkFramework will encourage global, free and open exchange of climate-relevant dataFramework will facilitate and strengthen - not duplicateThe Framework will be built through partnerships


  • 1. Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) a joint initiative of WMO and GWP John Metzger Head of Network Operations 1st World Irrigation Forum 29 Sept to 3 Oct 2013
  • 2. 2 Natural and Social Dimensions of Drought Meteorological Agricultural Hydrological Socio-economic Increasing complexity of impacts and conflicts Time/Duration of the event Increasing emphasis on water/natural resource management Source: Wilhite 2006
  • 3. 3 The Cycle of Disaster Management Source: Wilhite 2006
  • 4. WMO/GWP IDMP Approach 1. To shift the focus from reactive to proactive measures through drought mitigation, vulnerability reduction and preparedness; 2. To integrate the vertical planning and decision making processes at regional, national and community levels into a multi-stakeholder approach including key sectors, especially agriculture and energy; 3. To promote the evolution of the drought knowledge base and to establish a mechanism for sharing knowledge and providing services to stakeholders across sectors at all levels; 4. To build capacity of various stakeholders at different levels. 4
  • 5. Objective and Aims: Objective: “To support stakeholders at all levels by providing policy and management guidance and by sharing scientific information, knowledge and best practices for Integrated Drought Management” Aims: 1. Building climate resilience; 2. Reducing economic and social losses; 3. Cutting across sectoral, disciplinary, and institutional boundaries; 4. Responding to specific regional and national needs and requirements 5. Alleviating poverty in drought-affected regions 5
  • 6. Structure of the IDMP Joint Initiative • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) • Global Water Partnership (GWP) Operations • Technical Support Unit (TSU) embedded in the WMO Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch • Partners Launched • High Level Meeting on National Drought Policies • March 2013 6
  • 7. WMO/GWP IDMP Areas of Work 7 1) Development of Tools 2) Capacity Building 3) Responding to Regional and National Needs 4) Demonstration Projects 5) Development of a HelpDesk
  • 8. Development of Tools - Tools and guidelines to support the integrated management of droughts - Currently development of National Drought Management Policy Guidelines - Early Warning Systems and Drought Indicators envisioned 8
  • 9. Capacity Building - Training on the use of the tools - Tailor made trainings 9
  • 10. Demonstration projects - Innovative projects to support national and regional needs - First projects envisioned on Early Warning, applying drought indicators, drought mapping 10
  • 11. 11 > 2,800 Partners in 170 countries: • 13 Regional Water Partnerships • 84 Country Water Partnerships Secretariat, Stockholm: ± 25 Technical Committee: up to 12 A growing international network - since 1996 GWP Network
  • 12. Responding to Regional and National Needs Regional programmes of the IDMP in - Central and Eastern Europe - Proposal submitted for regional programme in the Horn of Africa and West Africa - Planned: South Asia 12
  • 13.  joint WMO/GWP global IDMP programme  10 CEE countries  more then 40 organizations Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) Policy advice + practical experiences Elements of the CEE IDMP Programme: •Policy advice •Demonstration projects •Capacity building & knowledge management •Regional cooperation & transnational integrated approach
  • 14. CEE- Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) Regional activities  Review of the current situation  Guidelines for drought strategies and policies  National consultation dialouges  Drought information exchange Platform Demonstration projects Capacity building  Increasing soil water holding capacity  Assessment of drought impact on forest ecosystems  Natural small water retention measures  Remote sensing agricultural drought monitoring methods  Capacity building and training of key actors from different sectors  From reactive to PROACTIVE approach  Sharing knowledge across sectors at all levels
  • 15. HelpDesk - Modelled on APFM HelpDesk - Entry point to contact IDMP - Get information on Integrated Drought Management - Request support on Integrated Drought Management - To be launched next year 15
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  • 17. - Established at the World Climate Conference 3 to incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice on the global, regional and national scale - Improve climate related information - Build capacity to use this information IDMP is a contributions to the GFCS 17
  • 18. THANK YOU Contacts: • • 18