Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Management (CliMWaR)
Flood and Drought Policy
Strengthen national drought and flood risk management strategies and policies
As a first step in this process, a background document will be developed that identifies the current national drought and flood policies in pilot countries of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
In a second step, a technical policy panel will be invited to discuss potential improvements in current policies, taking into account the climate services developed during the project to move away from crisis management towards risk management as promoted in the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.
Finally, a High-Level meeting will be held on national drought and flood risk management strategies and policies to discuss current strategies, and identify opportunities to move towards proactive drought and flood risk management
Expert webinar for the development of a background document and policy brief on current flood and drought risk management
The documents “Background document on best practices on flood and drought risk management” and the draft policy brief were updated and improved based on the feedback received during a webinar with stakeholders and experts, which took place online on 8 of June 2021 and counted 21 participants. The objectives of this publication are to perform a critical analysis between traditional and emerging approaches to Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM) and Integrated Drought Risk Management (IDRM) including a reference to Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA); identifying the respective strengths and weaknesses in the understanding and applicability, and provide recommendations for policy makers, linking those with ongoing frameworks, goals and directives. The policy brief will condense the main findings and lessons learned. Both manuscripts are expected to be published, after proof-reading, in 2022.