The 1st Regional Workshop for Eastern European countries was held from July 9-11, 2013, in Bucharest, Romania.
Recognizing that the impact of droughts can be significantly reduced through a shift from crisis based, reactive and piece meal approaches of emergency and recovery strategies to a more proactive and risk-based drought management policies, several United Nations agencies approached the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) to start a new multi-year capacity development initiative. The organizations include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
In a series of planned workshops, the first regional workshop for Eastern Europe, with the National Meteorological Administration of Romania as the host institution, was conducted in Romania based on expressed interest and capacity of its organization to host the workshop. The three-day workshop was attended by 24 participants from 10 countries in the Eastern European region: Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
The purpose of this webpage is to present the detailed contents of the workshop.