Title of the workshop: Capacity Building and Development for Drought Management


Professor Henny van Lanen, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands

Project coordinator, DROUGHT-R&SPI - Fostering European Drought Research and Science-Policy Interfacing

Dr. Arash Malekian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, IRAN



Enabling an adequate policy environment (drought policy, pro-active risk management, policy priorities, long-term budget, Drought Committee, including mandate)

Identification of stakeholders, key water users

Governance structure and institutional capacities (including transboundary water bodies)

Cross-sectoral coordination mechanisms (including agricultural, environment, health, civil protection/firefighting)

Technical capacities in the form of databases, hydrological/impact models, forecast systems, impact surveys

Assessment of vulnerabilities, risks

Identification/implementation of measures to reduce vulnerability, risk (including financial instruments for farmers, insurance, green infrastructure

Identification of research gaps (interplay scientists, stakeholders, water/land managers, policy makers)

Communication (part of integrated system, land/water management, weather-related natural hazards)

human resources (including education)

For workshop registration, please contact conference secretary, Dr. Masoumeh Ghodrati via email address of mghodrati@ut.ac.ir or call +98 21 61112797.