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IDMP CEE 2nd workshop: Activity 1.2 by Elena Fatulova


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IDMP CEE 2nd workshop: Activity 1.2 by Elena Fatulova

  1. 1. Review of the current status of the implementation of DM plans and measures within RBMP according to EU WFD Activity 1.2 Elena Fatulova 2nd IDMP CEE Workshop Ljubljana, 8 – 9 April 2014
  2. 2. Partners & Outputs • Aim of Act. 1.2 – to gather information from participating CEE countries on current status of development and implementation of Drought Management Plans • 10 CEE countries involved in the activity (BL, CZ, HU, LT, MO, PL, RO, SK, SLO, UA) • Partners – national GWPs and experts from individual countries • Final output – Report summarizing the national information provided through questionnaires
  3. 3. • First phase – information gathering:  end of October 2013 - questionnaire developed and distributed to all national contact persons  31 December 2013 – questionnaires completed and returned by all involved countries • Second phase – Final Report – summary of information:  1 March - draft of the Report sent for comments  15 March – comments collected  31 March 2014 – final Report completed in accordance with original plan Progress Report
  4. 4. Approach - principles ● EU drought policy developed within Common Strategy for Implementation of Water Framework Directive – based on drought risk management approach ● Drought Management Plan - the main instrument for enforcement of drought risk management strategy ● Consistency with EU WFD – Drought Management Plan (not compulsory document!) a part of River Basin Management plans
  5. 5. Basic documents • Addressing the challenge of water scarcity and droughts in the European Union (COM (2007)414 final, July 2007) • A Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's Water Resources COM (2012) 673 final • Communication Report on the Review of the water scarcity & droughts policy in the EU Accompanying the document (COM(2012) 672 final, Commission staff working document) • Drought Management Plan Report Including Agricultural, Drought Indicators and Climate Change (Report 2007)
  6. 6. SCOPE • Review of DMP and other associated plans • Relevance of the water scarcity and drought issues • Monitoring systems • Indicator system and early warning system • Drought risk maps • Mitigation measures • Organizational framework to deal with drought • Public participation (according to WFD)
  7. 7. Table 2: Review of the current status of DMP development DMP items BG CZ HU LT MO PL RO SK SLO UA DMP developed X* X* X DMP included in RBMP X* X DMP content: Indicators and thresholds establishing severity levels of the drought stages X X X Drought situation assessment (frequency, intensity X X X X X X Program of measures for preventing and mitigating drought in each drought stage: Preventive or strategic measures (normal status) X X X* X X X Operational measures applied during pre-alert and alert stages X X X Organizational measures X Restoration measures Early warning system developed: X X X X X X* X X Air temperature X X X X X X Precipitation X X X X X X Snow reserve X River flow X X X X X Stored surface reservoir volume X X X Aquifer water level X X X Soil moisture content X X Drought stages classified: Normal status X X X* Pre-alert status X X Alert status X Emergency or extreme status X X Other classification system X Organizational framework for the production of DMP/WRMP and its updating X X X
  8. 8. Conclusions • Actual situation in DMP development within the region is not satisfactory • There are big differences among involved countries. • The main shortcomings have been found in all key elements of the Drought Management Plan: indicators and thresholds establishing different drought stages measures to be taken in each drought phase organizational framework to deal with drought
  9. 9. Conclusions • Causes of water scarcity and drought are not clearly distinguished • Meteorological and hydrological monitoring programmes present a good basis for development of Drought Management Plans • Impact drought monitoring programmes (impact on society, agriculture, industry, environment) should be developed or reviewed, completed and interlinked with the meteorological monitoring
  10. 10. Recommendations • Increase awareness on relevance of drought issues directed to the state administration • Improvement of methodologies for DMP development mainly on the key elements of DMP (indicators and thresholds, measures, organizational structure • The drought national dialogues should be focused on organizational arrangements • Integration of nature protection issues into drought management system • Regional drought programmes for the Danube Strategy
  11. 11. • activity 1.2 is completed in accordance with a plan • final Report (summary text and Annex II) – one of the source for Act. 2.1 Guidelines for Drought Management Plans and Act. 2.2 – national consultations • all countries are/will be invited to provide detailed but short information on key elements of DMP:  drought indicator system (meteorological, hydrological, agricultural) including drought impact indicators Plans
  12. 12. Plans - continuation  thresholds for drought stages (normal, pre-alert, alert, emergency)  drought early warning system • National consultation dialogues – emphasis on: key elements of DMP – national experiences – Annex of the Guidelines development of organizational structure for drought management (all partners and sector identified in the questionnaire) – competent authority, working group (example provided in Slovak Study Report)