The International Drought Initiative (IDI) proposed by Iran was approved at the 19th Session of the Intergovernmental Council in Paris, July 2010. The Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) in Tehran hosts the Secretariat. IDI aims at providing a platform for networking and dissemination of knowledge and information between international entities that are active working on droughts. This initiative collaborates with UNESCO category II centers and water chairs, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Water Council (WWC), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and Global Water Partnership (GWP). The initiative is open to other related entities interested in joining.
Publ: 2014; 8 p.